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Ukraine War Divides Orthodox Faithfulposted on April 19, 2022
Neil MacFarquhar and Sophia Kishkovsky of The New York Times report that the war in Ukraine is causing strife within the Orthodox Church. They write, “Around the world, the war is dividing national churches, parishes and even families as they reassess relations with Patriarch Kirill and the Russian Orthodox Church.” Some have opted to leave their churches altogether, while others have issued public statements of rebuke for the clergy supporting Putin’s invasion. Many in the Orthodox Church have remained silent, however, fearing backlash from the Kremlin.