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New Russian Patriarch has Finno-Ugric Roots

kirill_patrLike his seventeenth century predecessor Nikon whose wide-ranging reforms of the church sparked the Great Schism in Russian Orthodoxy, Kirill I, who was enthroned as patriarch in Moscow yesterday, comes from a family which has its roots in the Finno-Ugric nations of the Middle Volga. Continue reading


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