Posts Tagged ‘Alexei Navalny’

“Don’t dream it’s over” becomes Alexei Navalny anthem

Monday, March 11th, 2024

In a stirring act of musical activism, rock superstars U2 united with a virtual Neil Finn for a special performance of the 1986 Crowded House hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. The artists were honouring the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia’s continued fight against Vladimir Putin’s regime. Song of Freedom and Read more

Russian Catholics stage ‘quiet commemorations’ for deceased dissident Navalny

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A senior Russian Catholic has urged church leaders abroad to commemorate the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as armed police dispersed citizens mourning his death at age 47 in a remote prison camp. “When I heard he was dead, I recalled the words of St Luke’s Gospel, ‘Now, Master, you may let your servant go in Read more

Vatican surprised and saddened at Alexei Navalny’s death

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin expressed surprise and sorrow at the news of the death of prominent Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. “I saw it on the news. What can I say? I am very sorry; I thought the matter could have been resolved differently. Instead, this news surprises us and fills us with Read more