On the occasion of his visit to the Exarchate cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Paris, his Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, locum tenens of the Archdiocesan throne, concluded his address to the faithful with the following words:
As already indicated (cf. The communiqués from the Diocesan Office of 16th October and 9th November) following the summons taken out against him by five members of the Parish Council of the Cathedral of St Alexander Nevsky, Archbishop Gabriel, in conformity with the statutes of the Archdiocese, turned to the Disciplinary Commission (the ecclesiastical tribunal or official body).
Communiqué of the Diocesan AdministrationOctober 16 2012On Saturday 13 October, upon his return from visiting the convent of the Protecting Veil of the Most Holy Mother of God, Archbishop Gabriel found among his mail a summons to appear before the Paris 'Tribunal de Grande Instance' (Civil Court) at the demand of five members of the parish assembly of the Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Paris: Deacon Jean Drobot, Madame Karin Wothe, Mr Basile de Tiesenhausen, Mr Viktor Loupan, Mr Vadim Tichonicki. These five members, who are in disagreement with Archbishop