Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Calls Russia’s Bombing in Syria a ‘Holy War’

May 6, 2016
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill meets with Syrian President Bashir al-Assad in 2011. Photo by Moscow Patriarchate

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill designated the war in Syria a “holy war.”

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