Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Visit to Ukraine
(30 Jul 09 - RV) The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is in
Ukraine for a visit he says is spiritual and not political. Christianity remains the
dominant religion in the former soviet nation, despite decades beneath communism.
Emer McCarthy spoke to John Newton of Aid to the Church in Need UK about the aims
of the Patriarch’s visit and the complexity of the Christian community in Ukraine...