Russia’s Orthodox Church freezes ties with Constantinople over Ukraine spat

FILE PHOTO: Clergymen of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate take part in a ceremony marking the 1030th anniversary of the Christianisation of the country, which was then known as Kievan Rus', in Kiev, Ukraine July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, deepening a row in Orthodox Christianity over the Ukrainian Church’s bid to break away from Moscow’s orbit. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod ruling body convened on Friday to consider how to […]

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