Archbishop Varsonofy of Mordovia to be Moscow Patriarchate's acting manager

The Holy Synod appointed Archbishop Varsonofy of Mordovia and Saransk to be acting manager of the Moscow Patriarchate on Tuesday.

"The property and business department of the Russian Orthodox Church will be temporarily headed by Archbishop Varsonofy of Mordovia," Moscow Patriarchate spokesman Priest Vladimir Vigilyansky told the press after a meeting of the Holy Synod.