Mounting criticism of Orthodox Church in Czechia for not denouncing war in Ukraine

Members of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Republic have criticized its leadership for failing to publicly distance itself from the Russian Orthodox Church which supports the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Czech Television reported that discontent within both the clergy and believers has been growing. A member of the Prague clergy, Eugen Freimann, claims that the people in charge of the Orthodox Church in Czechia all studied in Moscow, maintain close links with the Russian Orthodox Church and take orders from its leadership. There has also been criticism of alleged irregularities in the management of the church’s property in the Czech Republic.