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A New First Hierarch for ROCOR

At approximately 5.30 p.m. GMT, May 12th 2008, His Eminence, Archbishop Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand was elected to the position of First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, successor to the recently reposed Metropolitan Laurus (Skurla), and the sixth hierarch to hold this office since the Church was founded in 1921.

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