The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that humans’ dependence on modern technology will result in the coming of the Antichrist.

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In an interview with Russian state media, Patriarch Kirill explained he does not entirely oppose gadgets, but warned against “falling into slavery” to smartphones.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (C) pray during the Easter Service in the Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Patriarch Kirill said that the collection of user data including “location, interests and fears” will make it possible for humans to be controlled by external forces.

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