I’m sorry, I should have been more specific. I was told by the local Christians that Putin was trying to recover Russian Orthodox property they had lost/given up on over the Soviet years. Make more sense? Was just passing along some comments from people I spoke with in Jerusalem and Jericho.
posted on 11/30/2013 10:59:13 AM PST
OK, I see, although the process has been going on for at least 15 years. Some places have been reclaimed (after having been sold by the Communist rulers of the USSR), and Mahmoud Abbas promised Putin about anything he wants for the Russian Church.
posted on 11/30/2013 11:11:02 AM PST
("Ya could look it up!")
Seems rather odd to me that the Pope, representing Western Roman Catholicism meets with the leader of a nation that follows the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith and has it's own ''Pope'' if you will, known as the "Metropolitan''and as far as I know doesn't follow the dictates of The Vatican.
posted on 11/30/2013 4:55:45 PM PST
(I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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