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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes the potential outcome of Saturday's meeting represents an “opportunity that arises once in a millennium.”

 

Dec. 14, 2018 / 6:56 AM ET / Updated 9:05 AM ET / Source: Reuters

 

By Yuliya Talmazan

 

One of Christianity's biggest splits in centuries is expected to be formalized this weekend as Ukraine moves to create a new church independent from Russia's influence.

It’s estimated that more than 70 percent of Ukrainians — or nearly 32 million people — identify as religious. The overwhelming majority of them are Orthodox Christian. But they don’t all pray in the same churches.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukraine-moves-create-its-own-orthodox-church-out-russia-s-n947451

 

 

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An even bigger split has already happened in 15 October. The Orthodox Church of Istanbul has split from the one of Moscow. See here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Moscow–Constantinople_schism?wprov=sfla1

 

The funny thing is that the Greek media didn't even touch the subject even though everyone is Orthodox Christian here.

 

So it was Instabul then Ukraine. Here in Greece the Prime Minister who identifies as Atheist, says that he will split the state from the Church, Greece is one of the few countries in the world where this is a thing for now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_religion?wprov=sfla1

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