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Orthodox Church to Ban Some Media

Media outlets not approved by the Russian Orthodox Church will not be allowed into its distribution system starting next September, the Moscow Patriarchate said Thursday.

Media interested in distribution via the church-owned newspaper stands should apply for authorization with the church’s Synodal information department, it said on its web site.

To be authorized, a media outlet must “not corrupt the Orthodox Christian creed, not contradict the church’s official stance, and provide no inaccurate and ethically unacceptable information,” the statement said.


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