On the military terrain, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues at low intensity. But on the religious terrain, the clash has reached its peak. On October 15, the patriarchate of Moscow “and all Rus” broke off Eucharistic communion with the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, led respectively by patriarchs Kirill and Bartholomew. That means that the sacred ministers of the Russian Orthodox Church will no longer celebrate any liturgies together with those of the patriarchate of Constantinople - to which Moscow systematically refuses to attribute the qualification of “ecumenical” - and even the ordinary Russian faithful will have to abstain from participating in the sacraments administered in the churches of the Byzantine patriarchate. The reason for the rupture is Bartholomew’s decision, announced on October 11, to create in Ukraine an Orthodox Church that is “autocephalous,” meaning independent, no longer subject to the jurisdiction of the patriarchate of Moscow. In the East There Is Rupture between Kirill and Bartholomew. And the Pope Sides More with the Former This is lengthy but covers quite a bit.