Posts Tagged ‘Moscow’

Dissenting voices hunted down in the Russian Orthodox Church

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
Dissenting voices

In the warring empire of the potentate, Vladimir Putin and the pontiff Patriarch Kirill, a priest who prays for peace is a perjurer. He condemns himself to be treated as an apostate, the religious equivalent of a political traitor. This is the extent to which Russia will go in silencing those within the Orthodox Church Read more

Virgin Mary’s relic causes unprecedented traffic jams in Moscow

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Traffic jams subsided in Russia after a relic, said to belong to the Virgin Mary, was returned to its home in the Greek monastic complex of Mount Athos. The relic, a belt of the Virigin, is believed to help women’s fertility and cure illnesses and modest estimates calculate nearly three million people visited the relic during its Read more

A house built by Mother Teresa torn down in Moscow

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

As the city of Moscow prepares to unveil a bronze statue of Mother Teresa next Saturday, the city government tore down a hospice run by the Missionaries of Charity (the religious order founded by the Blessed of Kolkata) for “lack of permits”. All attempts by the Russian Orthodox Church to find a compromise, including an intervention by Patriarch Kirill, to stop the demolition on 16 September came to naught. The statue of Mother Teresa, who was beatified by John Paul II in 2003, will stand next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.


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Moscow and the Vatican agree: Halt NATO air strikes

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Vatican’s delegate in Tripoli is calling for a halt to Nato air strikes in Libya and for the West to negotiate with Muammar Qaddafi’s government. Bishop Giovanni Martinelli’s outspoken criticism of the human toll the war is taking has given the impression the Vatican’s longtime apostolic vicar supported Gaddafi’s 42-year regime. That was fueled Read more