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  • Ukraine: new Orthodox church gains independence from Moscow

    Newly elected head receives decree of autocephaly in elaborate ceremony in Istanbul

    The biggest rift in Christianity in centuries is expected to open up after a new Orthodox church in Ukraine gained formal independence from Moscow in a move set to heighten geopolitical tensions in the region.

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