US News and World Report quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on how the conflict in Ukraine has created divisions among the clergy:

“The clergy are also divided. There are clergy who are radical separatists pushing for merger with Russia, etc,” said Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council during a panel at Fordham University on Putin’s use of religion in sustaining the war in Ukraine. “There are very many, I would say, patriotic clergy. I think it’s a pretty mixed bag, and these … forces are creating a deep crisis, precisely because the church was instrumentalized by these major political actors.”

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