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Ukraine’s main Catholic church moves Christmas to 25th December in pivot to West

FILE PHOTO: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, attends the funeral of its former head, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kiev, Ukraine, June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine’s main Catholic church said on Monday it would move to a new calendar that would see Christmas celebrated on 25th December rather than 7th January, amid an effort by Ukrainian institutions to break cultural links to Russia. The move by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which counts just under a tenth […]