Kristina Stoeckl teaches sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is the author of books and essays on the Russian Orthodox Church in the post-Soviet period and directs the "Postsecular Conflicts" project on the role of churches in the sphere of international politics and human rights.

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To stop Russian manipulation, Francis must make Vatican's stand on Ukraine clear

Commentary: The only way to end the manipulation of the Vatican's position by the Russian state and Russian Orthodox Church media is to stop producing actions and statements that can be interpreted to feed Russian propaganda.