“Visitors were encouraged to take part in a free health check-up which tried to determine, among several health metrics, their risk of suffering atherosclerosis.”  

 

Out of 143 participants in the vote, 123 voted in favor of the change

 

2017 marks 100 years since the beginning of the rise of the church-national movement for the revival of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

 

“In 1900, one in every seven people on earth spoke Russian; now only one in 50 does.”

 

Photo: Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko

 

Grand Master Matthew Festing is out of the Knights of Malta following a request by Pope Francis

 

<19th-century St Isaac’s Cathedral on the main street Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org opposing the handover of St Isaac's Cathedral back to the Orthodox Church, which was the main cathedral in Tsarist Russia (AFP Photo/MARTIN BUREAU)

 

In Russia today, he [Gubin – in photo] argues, “the simplification, crudification and primitivization of culture is an inevitable process is the descent of the country into the third world, and this means that we do not have the stagnation which will disappear when a new Gorbachev appears. There aren’t the mechanisms that used to exist, and the new one works in a different way.”

“The solemn worship on Christmas Eve was attended by more than 150 parishioners,” said the rector of the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Father Bernard Felchykhovskyy.

 

“From a biological side, the results of the genetic investigation are correct, but defining nations by it can lead to mistakes because a nation is born in the course of linguistic, cultural and political processes.”

 

<Pope Francis delivers his annual Christas Eve message to a packed St. Peter's basiica in Vatican City

 

The funds were raised in large part as the result of Pope Francis’ decision to take up an April 24 collection in all the Catholic parishes of Europe to promote humanitarian support for all those suffering or displaced due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

 

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