Will Archbishop run for political office?

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - A group of Russian politicians has asked Archbishop Kornelius to consider running for political office in the upcoming elections.Whether or not Kornelius chooses to run for office, the request signals a desire by Russian politicians to unite their forces for the parliamentary elections scheduled to occur this March. "Orthodoxy, being the main religion of the overwhelming part of the Russian speaking population, may help overcome disunity and give a unifying start to Russian political power," said the Russian politicians in their appeal. There are two arms of the Orthodox church in...
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