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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at global.christianpost.com ...


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