As the Ukraine war continues, one of the strongest supporters of Vladimir Putin has been Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Katherine Kelaidis, author of a new book on the Church, joins Ido Vock to discuss its history, the Church’s split with Ukraine, and the influence it holds over Russian politics.
The invasion of Ukraine forces a reckoning for the Orthodox world
Putin believes he is defending Orthodox Christianity from the godless West
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