Lithuania decided not to allow the Patriarch of the Russian Church into its territory

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said that Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church was banned from entering its territory because he supported the Russian special operation in Ukraine.

On June 23, the Lithuanian authorities, at the suggestion of the Foreign Ministry, put the head of the Russian Orthodox Church on the list of persona non grata.

In turn, the Lithuanian Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a statement last Wednesday in which it considered that “the patriarch deliberately denies the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and supports what Russia is doing … which is a sufficient basis for taking measures against him.”

Source: TASS

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