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Patriarch Kirill speaks of offer to head opposition in 1990s

April 30, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church since 2009, revealed that in the early 1990s, he was asked “to lead the [political] struggle against the hated regime.” He declined because it would compromise the Church’s mission to be “the house and spiritual mother to everyone if it identified itself with a specific political force and became a factor of political struggle.”

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