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Vladimir Putin Vows to Defend Christianity Worldwide
http://global.christianpost.com/news/vladimir-putin-vows-to-defend-christianity-worldwide-69002/ ^

Posted on 03/02/2012 2:06:02 PM PST by kronos77

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations.

RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, "Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word."

Christians face persecution in many nations; from church demolition in Afghanistan and bombings of churches in Iraq, to the violence against Christians taking place in rebellious towns in Syria.

After delivering the facts, Metropolitan Hilarion asked Putin to make protection and defense of Christianity around the globe a major part of his foreign policy.

And, as reported by Interfax, Putin replied, "You needn't have any doubt that that's the way it will be," assuring Hilarion that Russian foreign policy would defend Christians from persecution abroad.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: christianity; christianpersecution; church; putin; putinchristianity; russia; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 03/02/2012 2:06:10 PM PST by kronos77
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To: kronos77

That’s another Russian whose word I would never trust.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: kronos77

This could get interesting in Syria.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 2:11:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kronos77

I think I would believe him before Obama who defends the Muslim faith only.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 2:13:19 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: kronos77

The way things are going, the Christians in this country may ask Putin for protection at some point...


5 posted on 03/02/2012 2:13:52 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Well, I think Putin will stand by his word...in those instances where standing by Christians would also serve the interests of Russia.

I don’t like Putin. He’s a thug. But he does look out for the interests of his country. Unlike our thug.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 2:14:21 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: kronos77

He does this by arming exterminate Muslim nations.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 2:15:18 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: kronos77

Why do I get the feeling this will someday end up being used as an excuse to attack Israel?

Biblical prophecy is never wrong, and it says someday Russia will attack Israel.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 2:15:56 PM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney will right-size the economy--just like he did your job when he bought your company)
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To: kronos77

He does this by arming extremist Muslim nations such as Iran.

The nation that hands out death sentences for being a Christian.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 2:16:36 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: Antoninus

Tsar Vladimir should emulate his illustrious namesake and smite the unbelievers.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 2:21:25 PM PST by Argus
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To: InsidiousMongo

Understandable but I trust him more than I trust Maobama.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 2:23:02 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: NoLibZone

Yah, it’s certainly one for the “I’ll believe it when I see it” pile. But still... how much things have changed... just to see that headline. How revolting that it could ever be that Russia is the modern defender of the faith, and America is not.

“Paging Charles Martel... please pick up the red courtesy phone...”


12 posted on 03/02/2012 2:25:14 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: kronos77

Okay...

Andrew Breitbart dies.

Ted Nugent endorses Romney.

Vladimir Putin vows to defend Christians.

Strange times.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 2:28:23 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Well they did sprinkle “holy water” on nuclear missiles and bombers - hey, what’s the worry? /s


14 posted on 03/02/2012 2:29:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kronos77

Well, that’s not a statement that BHO would ever say.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 2:31:12 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: rlmorel

WTH? Nugent endorsed Romney. (busy with grand kids this week, missing a lot of news)


16 posted on 03/02/2012 2:33:29 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw

I just saw it. I am disappointed.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 2:35:16 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel
If Biden says something with any intelligence, the world will end in 30 minutes.
18 posted on 03/02/2012 2:37:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: InsidiousMongo
He's been very instrumental in reviving the church in Russia. He's reallyt revived Russia both economically and spiritually. Christians are very happy...Muslims not so much.

Pssst....He's way ahead of doing stuff for their economy....13% flat tax, 25% Corporate...

19 posted on 03/02/2012 2:39:37 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kronos77

Does this mean the Pope gets his own navy as he had in 1571 and his own Army and Air Force too?

20 posted on 03/02/2012 2:42:55 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Pope had a Navy? ? Who knew?)
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To: henkster

[ Well, I think Putin will stand by his word...in those instances where standing by Christians would also serve the interests of Russia.

I don’t like Putin. He’s a thug. But he does look out for the interests of his country. Unlike our thug. ]

That is like Saying Mousolini was better than Nevile Chamberpot.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 2:48:09 PM PST by GraceG
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To: NoLibZone

[ He does this by arming exterminate Muslim nations. ]

Maybe he is “Rope-A-Dope”ing them?


22 posted on 03/02/2012 2:48:39 PM PST by GraceG
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To: rlmorel

[ Okay...

Andrew Breitbart dies.

Ted Nugent endorses Romney.

Vladimir Putin vows to defend Christians.

Strange times.
]

If I was put in a medically induced coma last week and just woke up today I would be concerned the coma inducing drugs had caused brain damage.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 2:49:26 PM PST by GraceG
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To: kronos77

Good for Putin - nice to have him on our side on this issue.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 2:53:25 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: kronos77
Russia rising.

I wonder what punishment Obama will give the soldiers that burned the Korans?

25 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:27 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: kronos77
From what I've read Putin's mother was a devout Russian Orthodox. I'm sure Putin will do what he can to revive the church as long as the church doesn't get in his way.

Why on EARTH would we trust him?

26 posted on 03/02/2012 3:03:41 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: kronos77

Fox guarding henhouse, IMO.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 3:13:18 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Navy Patriot
I wonder what punishment Obama will give the soldiers that burned the Korans?

A case of good Vodka and a two week vacation at a nice resort on the Black Sea.

28 posted on 03/02/2012 3:24:05 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: kronos77

Thanks for the offer, Vlad, but I think Jesus is able to handle his church okay all by himself.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 3:35:23 PM PST by lurk
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To: Ramius

LOL!!!!!


30 posted on 03/02/2012 3:54:00 PM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: kronos77

Vladdy has solid KGB training to do what he’s promising.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 4:01:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kronos77
Armenia? Azerbaijan? Chechnya? Serbia?

Where will Vlad reach out?

32 posted on 03/02/2012 4:17:48 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: InsidiousMongo
That’s another Russian whose word I would never trust.

I'd prefer Putin anytime, anywhere, for any reason over Obama. At least Putin says what he means and means what he says.

33 posted on 03/02/2012 7:43:18 PM PST by GingisK
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To: kronos77
The genocidal war criminal and persecutor of the Georgian Orthodox Church Putin is unfit to represent Christianity in any way. To even attach the infamous name of this evil monster Putin to the Christian faith is defamatory to Christianity. Christians and Christianity are not to blame for KGB Putin's heinous reign of terror.
34 posted on 03/03/2012 8:57:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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