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The Russian Orthodox Church approved a document that considers the special military operation launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine a “holy war.”

 

 

 

According to Newsweek,  The American document was issued yesterday, Thursday, during the Russian World People’s Assembly Conference. In which Russian religious, political and cultural figures gather in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the center of the Orthodox faith in Russia.

 

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is also the head of the council and an ally For President Putin. Russia fights the forces of evil 

 

In February 2022, Patriarch Kirill said that Ukraine and Belarus are part of the “Russian Land,” describing Ukrainians resisting the Russian attack as “the forces of evil.” , referring to the war that is considered a battle for the future of Christianity.

 

The church document stated: “From a spiritual and moral point of view, a special military campaign is a holy war, In which Russia and its people defend the unique spiritual space of Holy Russia. Under the title “Special Military Operations”.

 

The document continues to indicate that the goal of this war is “to protect the world from the onslaught of globalization and the victory of the West, which has fallen into the worship of Satan.”

 

The document stated that after the war “the entire territory of modern Ukraine will fall within the exclusive Russian zone of influence.”

The document also stated that “ “The possibility of the existence of a political system hostile to the Russian Federation and hostile to Russia and its people in this region, as well as a political system controlled by an external entity hostile to Russia, must be completely eliminated.” .

 

According to Newsweek, representatives of the global Orthodox Church, such as the Orthodox Public Affairs Committee “OPAC,” have condemned The US-based Russian special military campaign in Ukraine, after the conflict began on February 24, 2022, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church severed its ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.

 

This month, the head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav Shevchuk, in an interview with Newsweek magazine, said that when Russia came to Ukraine, “they destroyed all other religions except the Russian Orthodox Church, which is well controlled and armed.” “

 

Shevchuk said: “That is why the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian religious community are forced to find different ways to protect us from the weaponization of religion.”

According to Newsweek magazine, the church headed by “Shevchuk” It is in full communion with the Vatican, and is the second largest church of the Catholic faith after the Latin Church in Ukraine. 

"Shevchuk" Washington this month to describe to members of the US Congress, who are considering providing more aid to Kiev, the extent of the destruction of religious buildings caused by the war.

 

The Kiev-based Institute for Religious Freedom also charged, In February 2023, the Russian military destroyed and damaged at least 494 religious buildings.

 

“It is also a challenge to my church, not to become extremist,” Shevchuk said. Adding that the goal is “not to fall into the same temptation that the Russian Orthodox Church fell into,” falling into it and becoming an instrument of hatred.”

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