Monday, October 5, 2015

Russia's Orthodox church backs 'holy war' against ISIS

Russia's Orthodox Church voiced support for Putin's decision to carry out air strikes in Syria against ISIS, calling it a "holy battle" for protecting the Christians in the region.
The statements from Russia's powerful orthodox Church came as Russia continued its air strikes in Syria. 
Russia's Orthodox Church, after years of repression under the Communist rule is seen as a unifying force in Russian society during the Putin Era. Since his ascent to power, Putin has overseen the reconstruction or refurbishing of more than 23,000 Russian Orthodox churches destroyed under Soviet rule.strikes in Syria.

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