"Russia uses religious sentiments to support political crusades" Religion in the Russia-Ukraine war


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"Russia uses religious sentiments to support political crusades" Religion in the Russia-Ukraine war



Russian Patriarch Kirill, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, has spoken of Russia’s opponents as ‘evil forces,’ portraying Ukraine as a nation succumbing to ‘sinful Western practices,’ such as gay pride parades. The church’s close ties to the Kremlin have been essential to getting the public to rally behind the war effort, says DW’s religious affairs analyst Martin Gak.

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, some 30 million orthodox Christians are split between a self-governing church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church which is part of the Moscow Patriarchate. But since the invasion, the rival leaders have been united in their condemnation of Russia.

Ukraine is also home to 4.5 million catholics, who are looking to the head of their church to wage peace. A Vatican official has said Pope Francis would be willing to facilitate dialogue in the Ukraine conflict. But while the pontiff has called it a ‘war which sows death, destruction and misery’ – he has neither named Vladimir Putin as the aggressor, nor appealed to Kirill to intervene on the side of peace.

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  1. Rome is Worlds enemy indeed !
    But
    The same way orthodoxy is a idol lovers GODs enemy too.
    So 50/50.

    Rome will and swalow thd whole World at least, reading bible is clearly.
    Unfortunately the harlot prostitute parasit infect the World .
    Before God destroy him tottaly with HIs unquenchable fire.

    Revelation, 18:8 – Therefore in one day her plagues will come: death, mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire; for the Lord God who has judged her is strong.
    Please read all cap. 17 and 18 of book of Revelations for better understanding.
    Both Babylonian religion burn with fire at the some time.

    Your servant.
    .

  2. How much more evidence do we need to realize that the world order we have doesn’t
    work? Don’t we see the corruption in religious institutions, divisiveness between political parties, epidemic of violence, too much deception by politicians & media personalities, lots of frustration by the world’s peoples & too many conflicts among races, tribes & nations?  Can we devise a new & humane world order?

  3. Ce patriarche ose parler au nom de Dieu, il prône la guerre, l'invasion, il cautionne donc les massacres terribles d'innocents, toutes les infamies, la noirceur baigne dans sont cœur, enfin si il a un cœur.

  4. Ese Kirill es un bochorno y un cobarde acolito del asesino y dictador de Putin, no es ningun representante de Dios, da tanta verguenza ver a un individuo asi, el mismo Caifas biblico que lo unico que le importaba era su posicion religiosa

  5. Religion has been and is a vehicle for evil and this is an excellent example of that. People can be very weak minded with a need to believe in something or somebody so they aren't totally responsible for their actions. Religion has been at the heart of multiple wars and MILLIONS of deaths in the past and apparently that's not going to change.

  6. ich bete für alle soldaten die in diesem krieg kämpfen müssen , für alle die dort ihr leben lassen müssen , ich bete für alle diese armen selen und danke gott für die lange zeit des friedens in der wir keine angst vor einem krieg haben mussten . ich danke gott für die schöne zeit die ich haben durfte , in allen diesen jahren ohne angst vor krieg , ohne angst vor einer kriegerichen zerstöhrung . jesus sitzt zur rechten gottes und von dort wird er kommen , zu richten die lebenden und die toten . gott sagt sähe und ernte was du gesäht hast , ich sage wie du in den wald hineinrufst so schallt es aus dem wald heraus . du mein gott , du mein jesus christus ich gebe mein leben in deine hand . jesus ist die sonne dieser erde , jesus ist für uns alle gestorben um unsere sünden zu sühnen . du mein jesus , du mein herr , ich stehe für dich ein und werde immer zu dir stehen ahmen

  7. What does God think of people who are willing to go to war for their country ??? It is true that the lack of love for others and instead love for the country dominates those who are at war … It is not only in one's own country that one must show love. Must be all over the earth. Regardless of race, language show love and do not discriminate against all people.- Acts 10: 34,35. Jesus told the apostle Peter: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52) Jesus indicated that his followers would not take up arms.