He says he had a religious conversion. Why doubt him? He’s prospering the church in his country and the things I’ve read that the High Metropolitan or whatever says sound a bit harsh (for Western ears) but true.
We may HAVE to look to Russia Today to find out what’s really going on. Like the Daily Mail.
Time for a small semantics lesson. You used the term “the church.” You meant “his church.” And he’ll toss the Orthodox overboard the moment Patriarch Kirill deviates from his Kremlin-approved lines.