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Russia's war in Ukraine leads to split of Orthodox Church

Clip: 03/24/2019 | 8m 50s

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. Simon Ostrovsky has the story with support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

Aired: 03/24/19

Rating: NR

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