New Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds first Christmas mass in Kiev | DW News

Published on 20 Dec 2019 / In Youtube Clips

The newly founded Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its first Christmas mass in the Ukraine capital of Kiev. The service comes just hours after church leaders formally received a decree of independence at a ceremony in Istanbul, ending more than three centuries of Russian influence. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko had campaigned for the split, which has provoked anger in Moscow.

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