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Macron spoke in Italy at a conference of the charitable community of Sant’Egidio, where the Russian Metropolitan Anthony and other religious figures were present.
The French President, speaking about the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, said that religious leaders also play the role of resistance when “faced with the madness of these events.”
“We are well aware of how the Orthodox religion today is being manipulated by those in power in Russia to justify their actions. Resistance is needed here,” Macron said.
In his understanding, resistance means “never make excuses, never fall into the trap, never support political projects that tend to deny the dignity of every person.”
Anthony declined to comment to reporters.
- Head of the RPC Vladimir Gundyaev (Kirill) supports a full-scale war against Ukraine. For example, he recently said that the occupiers would “wash away sins” by their death in Ukraine.
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