Dutch Archpriest Theodoor van der Voort cannot understand Patriarch Kirill

16-05-2022

Eastern Europe

René Zeeman, RD

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill serves in Moscow during an Orthodox Easter service on 23 April 2022. Photo Alexander Nemenov

The Russian Orthodox Archpriest Theodoor van der Voort cannot understand why the head of his Church, Patriarch Kirill, is supporting President Vladimir Putin in the war against Ukraine. "I got to know him as someone who has an eye for people. What is happening now is incomprehensible."