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Ukraine deports Orthodox bishop after stripping citizenship

Russia condemns move as row escalates over Ukrainian church’s autonomyUkraine has stripped an Orthodox bishop of his citizenship and barred him from entering the country as a dispute escalates over the Ukrainian and Russian branches of the church.Ukrainian border guards on Thursday said they had detained and then deported Bishop Gedeon, the abbot of a Kiev monastery, because he allegedly held dual Ukraine-US citizenship. The deportation was condemned by Russian officials, who called on the US to intervene. Related: Ukraine: new Orthodox church gains independence from Moscow … …read more

Source: The Guardian

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