Russia’s Patriarch Kirill on Wednesday called on countries to unite behind the fight to defeat “evil” after meeting with Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury, BBC reported on Wednesday.
“Today’s war on terror should be a joint effort. This isn’t just Russia’s fight. It’s for all countries, we should unite to defeat this evil,” Kirill said, adding, “And this war I call a holy one.”
As the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill is believed to have close ties to the Kremlin. In 2012 he campaigned to pass a bill that would criminalize vandalism of holy sites.
The Patriarch did not say who is the main target of the war.