Friday, November 07, 2003

From Forum 18
Belarusian government backs Church of Russia vs. schisms
This goes against the libertarian and American ideal of complete religious freedom (which Catholics would interpret as giving the truth free rein to flourish) but unlike these religious-liberty watchdogs I have to admire Belarus for backing the church of that land, the Church of Russia, vs. groups trying to set up altar against altar (incidentally going against Orthodox canon law) there. The Russian Church Abroad is Orthodox too but I should think they would have learnt their lesson about setting up rival churches in the Russias after the Bishop/Metropolitan Valentin fiasco blew up in their faces.

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