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Friday, 21 September 2012

21 September 2012. Official Statement on Hughes’ Suspension

Metropolitan Maximos Aghiorgoussis (1935- ) of Pittsburgh giving Hughes the Great Schema

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I was sent this:

It is with heaviness of heart that I write to inform you that the V Rev NICHOLAS HUGHES is hereby suspended from all priestly activity effective immediately and until further notice pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Metropolitan Savas Zembillas

That’s all… but that’s all that’s necessary. Besides which, it was timely and released immediately. That’s good on the Greeks…

BMD

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More Russians Believe in Afterlife over Two Decades


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According to an opinion poll conducted by the Levada Centre, far more Russians believe in heaven and hell today than two decades ago. 53 percent of Russians believe in heaven, at least to a certain extent, which is a 24-percent increase on 1991. 49 percent of Russians believe in hell, 25 percent more than 21 years ago. 19 percent more of those polled said they believe in religious miracles (52 percent in 2012 and 33 percent in 1991). 59 percent said they believed in bad luck spells, two percent less than in 2010. Levada conducted the poll on 10-13 August 2012, amongst 1,601 adults aged 18 and older in 130 localities of 45 Russian regions. The statistical margin of error doesn’t exceed 3.4 percent.

21 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/art_living/20120921/176148081.html

21 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. A Girl’s Best Friend is Just a Handful of Dynamite

A Girl’s Best Friend is Just a Handful of Dynamite

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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According to the website of NBC News, Russian engineer Igor Petrov won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 for devising a method for making diamonds using explosions.

21 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.ria.ru/caricature/20120921/755854547.html

21 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. In Favour of “Winter Time”

In Favour of “Winter Time”

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Sergei Kalashnikov, the Chairman of the RF Gosduma Committee on Health, introduced a bill to reintroduce transition to winter time; it would cancel the present arrangement of year-round daylight savings time.

21 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.ria.ru/caricature/20120921/755616915.html

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