Russian Church Declares Fight Against ISIS A Holy War

Conservative Firing Line

In a curious change of leads, now it appears the Eastern Church is rescuing their Western counterparts. As reported, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s (ROC) public affairs department, The Very Rev. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin didn’t exactly mince words when it came to where the ROC stands on troops from Mother Russia engaged in combat in Syria.

With Syria’s sizable Christian minority being a favored target of murder, torture and kidnappings by Islamic jihadists such as al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra Front, Fr. Chaplain stated, “The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it.” Verifying that Fr. Chaplain hadn’t gone rogue, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill (Cyril) said “Russia took a responsible decision to use military forces to protect the Syrian people from the woes brought on by the tyranny of terrorists.”

His Holiness also noted that he considers armed intervention needed since “the political process has not led to any noticeable improvement in the lives of innocent people, and they need military protection.” Patriarch Kirill’s call is eerily reminiscent of Blessed Urban’s shaming a millennia ago of initially weak-kneed Western kings and princes…

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4 thoughts on “Russian Church Declares Fight Against ISIS A Holy War

  1. Time will tell if Putin’s intervention in Syria is enough to thwart the West’s (and Israel’s) planned charade for the Middle East and the rest of the world. I keep hoping that he is the real deal and will continue to elevate the Christian worldview against the Satanic agenda of the modern West.

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