The Russian Orthodox Church can take under its omophorion clerics of the Patriarchate of Alexandria who do not agree that Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria recognizes and concelebrates with schismatics from the so-called "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (PCU).
At the meeting on September 23-24, 2021, the Holy Synod of the Russian Church expressed deep sorrow (Journal No. 61) due to the fact that Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria on August 13, 2021, served with the head of the PCU at the Liturgy on the island of Imvros (Turkey), and then during a separate meeting with him assured him of his strong support.
As the members of the Synod noted, this further deepened the split between the Russian and Alexandrian Churches. At the same time, as the Synod pointed out, "to date, none of the bishops of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria has expressed disagreement with the actions of Patriarch Theodore to support the schism in Ukraine."
In this regard, and also taking into account the numerous appeals of the clergy of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with a request to accept them under the omophorion of the Moscow Patriarchate, the Synod instructed Archbishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alan "to submit proposals to the Holy Synod after a thorough study of the received appeals."