Tag Archives: Ukraine

Vladimir Putin, Crimea, and Our Lady of Kazan

Interesting from Asharq Al-Awsat:
Opinion: The Black Madonna and the Russian Problem
by Amir Taheri
Last month, when Vladimir Putin ordered that the Black Madonna of Kazan, the holiest icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, be flown over the Black Sea, many believed … Continue reading

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Who are those guys, and what are those things they are carrying?

I was struck deeply by this photo from Kiev posted with an article at Real Clear Politics:
Politics aside, it’s hard to deny that the images beamed to the world from the opening of the Sochi Games were anything short of … Continue reading

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Prayers for Ukrainians

I remember in my prayers tonight the people in the Ukraine.  The people in this unfortunate corner of the world, with its beautiful culture and Christian tradition, have suffered so much in the last 100 years.
Tonight they are suffering more.
I … Continue reading

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The Russians aren’t coming! The Russians aren’t coming!

From Reuters:
Exclusive: Orthodox leader urges Vatican to resolve dispute
By Philip Pullella | Reuters – 23 hrs ago
ROME (Reuters) – A senior leader of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday called on the Vatican to do more to resolve outstanding disputes … Continue reading

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