Russian Orthodox Church says Russia fighting ‘holy battle’ in Syria

Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church on Wednesday voiced support for Moscow’s decision to carry out air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, calling it a “holy battle.”

“The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it,” said the head of the Church’s public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, quoted by Interfax news agency.

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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has lent his support to Russia’s military intervention in Syria, the Interfax news agency reported. “The Russian Federation has made …

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