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Ukraine to Establish Independent Orthodox Church

Ukrainian Orthodox priests are holding a historic synod in Kyiv's Saint Sophia's Cathedral to establish a new national church, one that does not have ties to Russia. The clergy gathering Saturday follows a landmark decision by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodoxy, to remove the Ukrainian Orthodox church from under the Moscow Patriarchate, which has overseen the Ukrainian branch for hundreds of years.    The...

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