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Moscow Patriarch urges acceptance of immigrants

December 28, 2010

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has called for acceptance of the immigrants who are flocking into Moscow, suggesting that xenophobic feelings have fueled a surge in crime in the city.

“The Orthodox faithful should become pioneers in overcoming inter-ethnic tensions,” Patriarch Kirill said. He argued that the Orthodox faith cannot support “the idea of national superiority.”


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