Summary Erik Drost / FlickrRussian priest says, wearing pink or blue shoes, the players might as well wear women's panties or a bra. "The liberal ideology of globalism clearly wants to oppose Christianity with football. I'm sure of it. Therefore I am glad that the Russian players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this homosexual abomination," the priest wrote in his online column. The Russian national team exited the tournament before the knockout rounds, having failed to win a single match in the group stages.
veooz 360° of this story
Summary Catholic World News - August 01, 2014 A leading official of the Russian Orthodox Church has told a Russian newspaper that he believes the world is on the brink of a third world war. "The current situation is increasingly reminiscent of that in the run-up to the First World War," said Metropolitan Hilarion, the chairman of the Russian Orthodox Church's Department of External Church ... ( continue reading ).
Summary In this image taken from video a Russian Orthodox Church clergyman blesses a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid in Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday. One frame in the video displayed by Lysenko shows uniformed troops lined up in front of one the trucks. Andre Loersch, a spokesman for the ICRC mission in Ukraine, said that while the organization had reached a general agreement about delivery of humanitarian aid to the region, he had "no information about the content" of the trucks and did not know where they were headed.
Summary In this image taken from video a Russian Orthodox Church clergyman blesses a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid in Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday. Moscow has rejected the claim, saying that the convoy is organized by the Emergencies Ministry, a non-military agency dealing with humanitarian relief tasks. The government in Kyiv said the Russian trucks could unload their contents at the border and transfer the aid to vehicles leased by the ICRC.
Summary Metropolitan Onufriy, the new leader of Ukraine's wing of the Russian Orthodox Church, serves in KievPechersk Lavra cathedral in Kiev on August 13, 2014. "In these circumstances the unifying role of the Church and its educational and patriotic potential are extremely important," he said in a statement. Orthodox Christians make up the largest denomination in Ukraine but the faithful are split between two main Ukrainian Orthodox Churches -- one loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate and the other to the Kiev Patriarchate.