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Source: The New Voice of Ukraine Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko announced on July 6 that his regime will provide “sanctuary” to monks from the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, according to the pro-government Telegram channel Pul Pervogo. “No monk will be left to fend for themselves in Belarus. We will do everything to provide them shelter in Belarus,” the message read. Amidst recent defeats of the Russian army on the battlefield, Lukashenko expressed his confidence that Russia would still win the war. The dictator claimed that Russia is the closest ally of Belarus, and this is “no secret to anyone.” “We have long…

Source: The Wheel The pandemic now ravaging the Orthodox Church is not only COVID-19 but also fundamentalism. Fundamentalism is a sort of populism for the church. It is based on post-truth and conspiracy theories. Although it pretends to be pietistic, it is quite secular and secularizing. I would apply to fundamentalism the phrase once coined by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “cheap grace.” Fundamentalism is a cheap spirituality and a cheap substitute for genuine ecclesial existence. The circumstances of the COVID 19 epidemic demonstrate that fundamentalism not only corrupts minds and muddies faith, but can also kill bodies. It is time to treat…