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Why won’t Justin Welby call out Russia’s Patriarch Kirill?

17 February 2024

8:04 PM

17 February 2024

8:04 PM

Justin Welby has just visited Ukraine. While there he spoke clearly against the false religion that underlies Russia’s ideology, and called Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox leader, a heretic, a war-criminal and a perverter of the Christian gospel.

Alas, only the first sentence is true. Welby has never, as far I can see, called out his Russian counterpart.

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