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Alexei II, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has passed away.
RIA Novosti (In Russian) ^
Posted on 12/05/2008 1:20:50 AM PST by FreedomCalls
(Google Translation) The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II has died, reported RIA Novosti on Friday from a source in the Moscow Patriarchate.
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad urgently left the meeting the World Russian People's Cathedral of Christ the Savior Cathedral, reports RIA Novosti correspondent.
TOPICS: Current Events; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: alexei; patriarch
I haven't seen this reported anywhere else.
May GOD grant him eternal rest
Serbian Radiotelevision RTS)
have had it for the last hour or so. All attempts to reach Moscow Patriarchate and ITAR-TASS news agency failed (probably because of too many requests). Other Russian media (Pravda, Komsomolskaya Pravada, etc.) had dnothing. Only Izvestia
could be reached. They have a detailed article in Russian, conveying the Vatican reaction, and more.
posted on 12/05/2008 2:23:29 AM PST
(Eastern Orthodoxy is pure Christianity)
May God the almighty grant him peace. He served well in this life.
May God Bless and keep him.
posted on 12/05/2008 4:56:15 AM PST
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