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CHURCHES and STATES: Rifts Inflame Public Passions

Although united in the desire for unification and ecclesiastical independence from Moscow, Ukraine’s three Orthodox churches remain bitterly divided by politics, personal rivalry, and intrigue. For the first time in history, state authorities have vowed to remain neutralby CHRYSTYNA LAPYCHAK SINCE 1991, UKRAINE HAS DEFIED PREDICtions that it would implode into ethnic and regional divisions. […]