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Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spill over to Byzantine world of Orthodox church

KIEV — For centuries, the golden cupolas of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery and catacombs have been a refuge of tranquility and prayer in Orthodox Christianity. It is now caught in the conflict betw... read more

Orthodox Patriarch commits to independent Ukrainian Church, snubs Moscow

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, leader of the global Orthodox ... tensions have escalated between the two leaders. In September, the Patriarch of Constantinople sent two personal envoys to ... read more

The Difficult Search for Peace and the Common Good in Ukraine

After meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 26, Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointedly blamed Russia for “getting ready to start World War ... of potential tension be... read more

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