Orthodox Christianity splinters as Russia ignores calls for Easter ceasefire in Ukraine

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Published Apr 25, 2022, 10:43 PM

April 24th was Easter Sunday for followers of Orthodox Christianity, which is the majority religion of both Russia and Ukraine. Despite calls for a holiday ceasefire in Ukraine, Russia's military did not let up in their continued attacks.

This has only highlighted the divisions within the Church between those loyal to the pro-Putin Moscow patriarchy and those sympathetic to the plight of Ukrainian citizens.

For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Patti Reising spoke with Aristotle Papanikolau, Co-founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.

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