He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Voice Of Reason In Russia

Moscow, April 18, Interfax - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes the Russian Orthodox Church sometimes brings attacks on itself.

'A reason was given [for the attacks],' Gorbachev told reporters after being asked to comment on the statements made by Patriarch Kirill on the recent attacks on the Russian Church.

'We should not create a holy union between the authorities and the Church,' Gorbachev said.

'I was amazed when clergymen flocked to become deputies in 1989. In my view, it's unacceptable,' Gorbachev said.

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