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Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News, Nov. 2, 2022

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “fighter of the Anti-Christ,” a view that is not surprising given that Putin has said he and Mother Russia are fighting against the “outright Satanism” of the West.

Patriarch Kirill made his remarks about Putin in a speech opening the 24th Congress of the World Russian People’s Council in late October, reported the Washington Examiner.

In addition to describing Putin as a “fighter of the Anti-Christ,” the patriarch said that Russia is battling against a “unipolar world,” globalism, and “the essence of this phenomenon is the creation in the world of conditions for the emergence of a sole ruler, who will be the Antichrist.” …