Alexy II of Russian Orthodoxy dies... [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Alexy II of Russian Orthodoxy dies...

Richard_from_Cal
12-05-2008, 08:37 PM
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-12/06/content_10463548.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarch_Alexius_II
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081205/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_obit_alexy_ii
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/05/russia-religion-patriarch-alexy

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/12/05/al3.jpg
The late head of the Russian Orthodox church, Alexy II, releases a dove after a holiday service at the Kremlin, in April 2004. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images


Big event, for Russia. Mr. Putin calls off his trip...and probably will return from India.

{Will there be a conclave, like in Western Catholicism?}

Arkulari
12-05-2008, 08:49 PM
rest in peace

Richard_from_Cal
12-05-2008, 10:08 PM
...a great irony occurs to me, in that Benedict XVI is of German origins, and Alexy II (who was born in Estonia, father in St. Petersburg...) came from Germanic nobility...