Russia's war in Ukraine leads to historic Orthodox Church expands its influence 1 day ago   08:50

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The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. Simon Ostrovsky has the story with support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

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Orthodox Church expands its influence Russia's war in Ukraine leads to historic 1 day ago   10:49

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Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has been searching for an ideology and a faith that can help unite its people. In recent years, authorities have turned to the country's Orthodox Church and its conservative values. But in doing so, they have given a voice to fringe Christian groups - whose influence is on the rise. Thomas Lowe and Ksenia Shaykhutdinova report from Moscow.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.

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