RUSSIA - Moscow Patriarchate fires Sergey Chapnin, editor of its journal [AN]


The journalist openly criticised the leadership of the Russian Church and its close ties to the Kremlin. He sees a “new hybrid religion”, a mix of Orthodox traditions and Soviet nostalgia, emerging. In a paper presented at the Moscow Carnegie, he describes a “new silence” affecting today’s Orthodox clergy, which led him to speak out.



I read his impressive article:
‘‘A Church of Empire’’ by Sergei Chapnin


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