Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople
 

The Russian Orthodox Church has announced it will break off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople in a religious schism driven by political friction between Russia and Ukraine.
The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church elected on Monday to cut ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which is viewed as the leading authority for the world’s 300 million Orthodox worshippers.
The split is a show of force by Russia after a Ukrainian church was granted independence.
Last week Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the “first among equals” of Eastern Orthodox clerics, granted... read more

 
15 October 2018 in World News, Views: 88
Source: Guardian
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