Eastern Orthodox Christians are splitting

Biggest Christian schism since 1054 is threatened.
Eastern Orthodox Christians are splitting.
In Ukraine, they are incensed by what they see as the Kremlin using the church as an instrument of imperial control, and seek independence.
Russians in the faith argue that their Istanbul-based leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, above, has no right to remove the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from under the wing of the Moscow patriarchate without its consent.