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Ukraine transfers noted church to Constantinople patriarch

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine has turned over one of the most famous Orthodox churches in the capital for permanent use by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The law transferring the use of St. An... read more

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is trying to withdraw from Moscow’s control. The Kremlin is not happy.

On Oct. 11, the Ecumenical Patriarch ... Constantinople granted Moscow religious authority over Ukraine in 1686. Since then, churches in Ukraine have answered to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in M... read more

The Rise of Ukraine’s Ultra-Nationalist Christian Church

The Patriarchate of Constantinople ... church? I noted the philosopher Leo Strauss would have been in awe of it or laughed at because of its absurdity. The reason why is something this big happening i... read more

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Cooperation agreement between Ukraine, Ecumenical Patriarchate neither contradicts Ukrainian laws nor requires ratification

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Christian Geopolitics and the Ukrainian Ecclesiastical Crisis

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Kremlin politics divides Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches

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