Putin’s Powerful Orthodox Church Ally Helps Cement Russian Support for War

On a Sunday in early April, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church stood at the Russian Armed Forces Cathedral outside Moscow and delivered a sermon endorsing President Vladimir Putin’s war. It was the same day that Western leaders condemned reports of a massacre of Ukrainian civilians in Bucha by Russian forces.

“It was we who broke the backbone of fascism, which would have taken over the world if it weren’t for Russia,” he said Patriarch Kirill, flanked by uniformed Russian troops in the grand building commemorating Russia’s victory over invading Nazi forces in World War II. “God will help us today too.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-orthodox-church-ally-kirill-russian-support-for-war-11653495434 Putin’s Powerful Orthodox Church Ally Helps Cement Russian Support for War

Alley Einstein

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