Government Estonia demands that Metropolitan breaks with Kirill
Latvia persists in granting independence to its Orthodox Church
Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has continued its proceedings to make the Latvian Orthodox Church (LOC) independent from Russia.
Riga intervenes in church affairs by declaring Latvian church independent from Moscow
The Latvian state declared the Orthodox Church in the country to be independent. The Church leadership has accepted this ruling. However, the decision is heavily criticised.