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Kremlin 'concerned' about breakup between Russian Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Russian government hopes for 'the triumph of wisdom,' Putin's press secretary Dmitriy Peskov says
21:13, 16 October 2018

TASS

The Kremlin expresses concerns about the breakup of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Dmitriy Peskov, the press secretary of Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that as quoted by TASS.

'Of course, we carefully - and with great concern - look into how the relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate develop,' he says. 

The official added that the Russian government hopes for 'the triumph of wisdom.'

'We hope that the wisdom will prevail; at the same time, we hope that the Russian Orthodox Church's interests will be met,' Peskov said; he, though, never specified what the Church's interests were about.

After the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to grant Ukraine autocephaly, the Russian Orthodox Church decided to break ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 

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