Moscow, Feb. 25, 2008 (CWNews.com) - Russian President Valdimir Putin has announced that Russian Orthodox seminarians are obliged to do mandatory military service, Vatican Radio reports.
Putin's policy announcement appears to put the government on a collision course with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Moscow patriarchate in the past has threatened to expel any seminarians who use firearms or engage in military service.
Saint Agatharchos, Bishop of Lefkada, and the Holy Five God-bearing Fathers - St. Agatharchos and the Five Holy Fathers (Feast Day - Sunday of the Holy Fathers) Halfway on the uphill road that connects deserted Alexandro with the sea...
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