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2011-07-13 12:10:00

MOSCOW, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the World Congress of Families: "The WCF Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and The Future of Humankind" concluded with the adoption of a Declaration demanding that governments everywhere adopt pro-family demographic policies. The Declaration was adopted by participants at the June 29-30 Summit held at the Russian State Social University, Russia's largest university. Translated from Russian, The...

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2011-03-13 08:30:25

The Vatican will roll out a new Facebook page this week to promote the upcoming May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Among other things, the new site will link to video highlights of the late pontiff's 27-year papacy, and may well continue beyond May given the widespread interest in Pope John Paul II, the AP quoted Vatican officials as saying. Indeed, the Vatican's first event-themed Facebook page, which was dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI's...

2010-01-27 15:24:00

DETROIT, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 1910, the Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 707 E. Lafayette in downtown Detroit, is now beginning its 100th year of celebrations, services and historical family reunions. "Imagine Detroit's landscape in 1910 and our precious Greek immigrants who traveled to America for a better life, a brighter future and a safe haven for their families," said Father Athanas (Tom) George, Dean of the Cathedral. " Because we are now...

2007-08-20 15:02:44

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 20 August: A brawl involving Orthodox believers and pagan fire-worshippers has taken place near the [foundations of the ruined] Desyatynna church in Kiev, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency learnt from the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. According to the press service, "people in embroidered clothes (ritual clothes of pagans) started assembling" towads the end of the service on Sunday [19...

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2006-10-10 09:45:00

VATICAN CITY - Visitors to the Vatican soon will be able to descend into an ancient world of the dead, a newly unveiled necropolis that was a burial place for the rich and not-so-affluent during Roman imperial rule. The necropolis, which was unearthed three years ago during construction of a parking lot, will open to the public this week. One archaeologist said on Monday that sculptures, engravings and other objects found entombed with the dead made the find a "little Pompeii" of cemeteries....

2006-05-12 00:31:18

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad adopted a resolution on Thursday at a historic synod that would accept the Moscow Patriarch as its head after more than 80 years of bitter separation following the Communist revolution. The 135 delegates and top church officials at only the fourth All-Diaspora Council since 1920 adopted a recommendation calling for spiritual unity with the Moscow Patriarchate but administrative autonomy, church officials...

2006-05-10 20:53:59

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, long exiled in the United States, votes on Thursday on whether to embrace the Moscow-based church it left after the 1917 Communist revolution. For his part, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, Patriarch Alexiy II, is actively encouraging the Church Abroad -- which has bishops in the United States, Germany, Australia, Russia and elsewhere -- to end the long division. "There has also grown a...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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