Russian Orthodox Church Backs ‘Holy War’ in #Syria –  

Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church on Wednesday voiced support for Moscow’s decision to carry out air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State group (ISIS), calling it a “holy battle.”

“The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it,” said the head of the Church’s public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, quoted by Interfax news agency.Chaplin explicitly said the Church backs Russia’s decision to deploy its airforce in Syria to attack ISIS.

“This decision corresponds with international law, the mentality of our people and the special role that our country has always played in the Middle East,” Chaplin said.

Source: Russian Orthodox Church Backs ‘Holy War’ in Syria – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva

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