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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow during a reception commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Vladimir I, at the Kremlin in Moscow in this July 28, 2015, file photo. Church leaders have appealed to Patriarch Kirill to intervene and ask Putin to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine. (CNS/Kremlin via Reuters/RIA Novosti/Mikhail Klimentyev)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow during a reception at the Kremlin in Moscow in this July 28, 2015, file photo. (CNS)