Patriarch Kirill, the pugnacious emissary of Russian diplomacy in Africa

The Putin-friendly patriarch of Moscow severed ties with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine when Russia invaded Ukraine's Donbass region and the impact of this break-up is now rippling across Africa, where the head of the Russian Orthodox Church is trying, again in step with Moscow, to outstrip the Patriarch of Alexandria. [...] (1502 words)
Issue dated 29/11/2021 Reading time 7 minutes
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia. © Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
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