Russian patriarch, praising World War II, sidesteps Stalin’s legacy

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MOSCOW (RNS/ENI) Sidestepping a debate over the legacy of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said World War II had “redeemed Russia from its sins.” “The church does not look at the war as historians or politicians do,” Patriarch Kirill I said in a May 9 sermon at the Church […]

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