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Putin spends Orthodox Christmas in Damascus

Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his Christmas day in Damascus, a city that is closely tied to early Christianity, home to Syria’s oldest Orthodox Church and a mosque that keeps the relics of …More
Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his Christmas day in Damascus, a city that is closely tied to early Christianity, home to Syria’s oldest Orthodox Church and a mosque that keeps the relics of John the Baptist. Putin’s plane touched down in Syria on Tuesday, to everyone’s surprise, as the president was last spotted in St. Petersburg the evening before, attending the Orthodox Christmas Eve service. His unannounced trip included not only talks about fighting terrorism with Syrian President Bashar Assad, but also visits to the city’s historic religious sites. After the talks, Putin and Assad took a walk through the center of Damascus, stopping at the Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque. READ MORE: www.rt.com/…/477670-putin-ch… Subscribe to RT! www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkx… RT LIVE www.youtube.com/watch Check out www.rt.com Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK m.vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter twitter.…More
elbow
Orthodox Christmas is in December.
Really? Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. Remember history my friends, those in power unite the clans before an attack.
elbow likes this.
Putin was a KGB officer. Yes. What's the problem?
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hitherto
Don Reto Nay it's called Communism.
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Pattfm
Charity: www.youtube.com/watch Divine worship must only be given to the Blessed Trinity. That is one reason Catholics are not to worship with Muslims.
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this is not worship. in any event its the Moslem who's at a Church
Putin is not to be trusted. Neither are the leaders of the US
Putin is ok. Presently, the best politician for Christians.
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Agree with Don Reto's comment. Puttin is THE most Christian of all world leaders at present (and that INCLUDES the Pope)
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@mattsixteen24 Because John The Baptist is a notable figure in Islam.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist
Pattfm
Just like how Anglicans also venerate St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine?!
Or how Muslims venerate Jesus?!
You're asking the wrong person, Pattfm I'm neither Anglican nor Muslim. Better still, why not remove yourself to an Anglican and then a Muslim board where they would be better able to answer your question?
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Pattfm
Hehehe. I wasn't asking.
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Pattfm
Or how they venerate Mary?! www.youtube.com/watch
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Why would a mosque keep the relics of St. John the Baptist?
Thought you were mr know it all? How come you don't know that SJTB is venerated in Islam as Prophet Yahya
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I know they see Jesus as a prophet. They also have a gnostic view of Christianity as they reject St. Paul.
Pattfm
His gift has really angered many. :) They are hypocrites as well. If it's true, then there must have been a battle for that. What is the history of Islam?
elbow
Why did JPII wish that St. John the Baptist would protect islam (and the people of Jordan)?