- Sep 8, 2020
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How One Priest Turned Putin’s Invasion Into a Holy War
Yep to no surprise the guy that claims same sex marriage is Nazism, and that the war in Ukraine is about stopping gay parades sees the conflict as a Holy War. And he is the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. He is of course a proponent of the idea of a Russkii mir, a Russian space that rightfully belong to the Russian people (some times this is called Holy Russia or Holy Rus), which corresponds with all territory that either belonged to the USSR or the Russian Empire. He has also several times said Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians are the same people, and thus belong in the same nation. Under his leadership Orthodox churches that has strong cultural ties with the Russian Orthodox church have campaigned against EU and NATO membership in several Eastern European countries.
This idea of a Russian holy empire has been decried as a heresy by several other Orthodox churches.