Here is a fascinating post from the Director of SPUC, Mr. John Smeaton. Check out the very first part:
Vladamir Putin turns to Mary to halt Russia’s population decline
Under the headline “Mother of God’s Belt comes to Russia to help reverse population decline” The Freethinker The Voice of Atheism since 1881 has featured the news that Vladamir Putin, prime minister of Russia, received the Belt of the Mother of God “a revered Orthodox piece of antiquity” at St. Petersburg Airport.
First, you should know about SPUC anyway.
Next, I finished reading Michael O’Brien’s The Father’s Tale. I was impressed by the stress O’Brien placed on the future, potential future role of Russia.
One wonders… about that consecration thing….