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.
Holy New Martyr George of Krini (+ 1823) - St. George of Krini (Feast Day - June 25) Saint George was born to pious and wealthy parents in the province of Attaleia (Antalya) in Asia Minor. On their ...
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