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Patriarch Bartholomew visits Kiev despite Moscow opposition

August 23, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the acknowledged ‘first among equals’ of the world’s Orthodox prelates, traveled to Ukraine this past weekend, to join in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence. The Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed by government leaders, but his visit was opposed by the Moscow patriarchate, which prayer protests. (The Moscow patriarchate has bitterly opposed Constantinople’s recognition of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church.) Most of the Patriarch’s public events in Kiev took place without prior public announcements. But the visit concluded without confrontations.

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