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Why the Russian Orthodox Church supports the war in Ukraine, with Katherine Kelaidis

How will this conflict affect the future of the Church?

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.

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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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