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Fears of 'religious war' over Ukrainian Church independence
Kiev, Oct 12, 2018 (AFP) - Moscow has promised to defend Orthodox believers in Ukraine while Kiev accuses its neighbour of preparing for "religious war" after the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate's decision to recognise the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The Patriarchate's announcement on Thursday is set to drive a further wedge between Kiev and its Soviet-era master.
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