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The Times, April 19, 2023: Religious icons with image of ‘almighty’ Putin sent to Russian troops

Russian troops in Ukraine received religious icons featuring an image of President Putin for Orthodox Easter, it has been claimed, as the Kremlin moved to scale down its annual Victory Day parades over security concerns.

Russian Protestants and a conflict of fratricide

The whole of the West and the rest of the world can witness the hideous way in which Russia is supposedly trying to bring peace to the Ukrainian people. For months now, thousands of innocent people have been affected by death and violence.

Stories the Week brought to you from 2022 May 26 – June 01

Every Thursday the weekly news magazine with editions in the United Kingdom and United States The Week looks at what happened in the previous week and presents a broad spectrum of political viewpoints.

The Role of Religion in Russia’s War on Ukraine

For more than a decade, Kirill, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, has promoted the idea of a Russkiy Mir, a Russian World that unites Russian speakers around the globe, especially the peoples of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. From one point of view, his assertion is incontrovertible.

Can a state create a church

Normally one would think a state can not create a church, but in Ukraine this year, the country may see the formation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) headed by a self-proclaimed leader named Patriach Filaret Denisenko becoming to be accepted by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) whoContinue reading “Can a state create a church”