Russian Orthodox Church ′cuts ties′ with Constantinople leader over Ukraine | News | DW


Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday it had suspended relations with Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. The ruling body of the Russian church said it would no longer take part in structures chaired by Bartholomew, who is accused of sending two bishops to Ukraine in what is said to be a step towards formal recognition of an independent church there.

The Ukraine Orthodox Church has been part of the Moscow Patriarchate’s orbit for hundreds of years. However, since Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, many Ukrainian parishes have rejected the Moscow…



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