Posts Tagged ‘Pussy Riot’

Pope backs Russian Church’s position against Pussy Riot Comments 0

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI reportedly supported the Russian Orthodox Church’s tough stance against the punk band Pussy Riot who were controversially jailed for two years after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral, The Independent of London reported. The pope’s position was announced in comments posted on the website of Patriarch Kirill, head of Read more

Russian Church asks for clemency for Pussy Riot members Comments 0

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Russian Orthodox Church on Sunday asked for clemency for three jailed members of the rock band Pussy Riot if they repent for their “punk prayer” for deliverance from President Vladimir Putin. A report by the Associated Press, however, said it was unclear whether the women, who were sentenced to two years last month, would Read more

Russian ‘Pussy Riot case’ sends warning about church-state entanglement Comments 0

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Remember when Russia was ruled by godless communists who persecuted believers? How times have changed: In the latest Moscow show trial, three punk rockers (Pussy Riot) who sang a protest song in a church face prison time for insulting religion. The one constant between then and now is a state hostile to free minds and free Read more