UK Imposes Sanctions on Russia's Orthodox Church Leader (AFP)

Published June 16th, 2022 - 11:59 GMT
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Russian Patriarch Kirill celebrates a Christmas service at the Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow, late on January 6, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

The Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday dismissed sanctions against its leader, Patriarch Kirill, imposed by Britain for his support of Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.

"Attempts to intimidate the primate of the Russian Church with something or to force him to renounce his views are senseless, absurd and unpromising," church spokesman Vladimir Legoyda said on Telegram.

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