Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, with Tattoos

(Detail from Refusal of Confession, by K. Altunin) This one has been widely reported: Police confiscated a satirical portrait of Russia’s president and premier clad in women’s underwear – along with paintings depicting arch-conservative lawmakers and the Moscow Patriarch with prison tattoos – from a provocative museum in St. Petersburg, its owner and the police said […]

Mayor of Tallinn Receives Orthodox Award From Moscow Patriarch

Interfax reports: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Wednesday conferred a high church honor on Tallin’s mayor for helping build an Orthodox church in Estonia’s capital. The patriarch handed the insignia of the Order of Glory and Honor of the Russian Orthodox Church to Edgar Savisaar during a meeting in Tallin and again […]

Ousted Jerusalem Patriarch’s Former Treasurer Resurfaces In Athens

Kathimerini has reported that  Nicholas Papadimas (var. Nikos Papadimas), the fugitive former treasurer to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, has been arrested at Athens International Airport. Papadimas disappeared from Jerusalem in 2005, after it came to light that land in East Jerusalem belonging to the church had been leased to the Israeli settler group Ateret Cohanim. According to […]

New Russian Group to Oppose “Atheist Extremism”

From Russia Today: A group of activists connected with the Russian Orthodox Church are setting up a center against atheist extremism which, according to them, is promoted mainly by foreign-sponsored organizations. The decision was announced this week at a meeting between city residents and deputies of a district council that was held near the pilgrimage […]

Satanic Panic: WND Misleads on Speech Given by Cardinal Ahead of Conclave

Once again, we turn to WorldNetDaily: It’s a matter so dark and serious it has only been whispered about behind closed doors in Vatican circles by courageous priests such as the late John F. O’Connor, Alfred Kunz and the late Malachi Martin. But now, thanks to the release by the Holy See of an official bulletin […]

Chuck Missler Book Plagiarised New Age Science Author

As is well known, conservative Christians usually tend to take a dim view of other religions; at best, they are seen as mere human gropings the dark; at worst, they are Satanic counterfeits created to deceive humans. A partial exception is often made for Judaism, which is seen as merely “incomplete”, but as having a […]

WND Promotes New “Islamic Anti-Christ” Author As “Prequel” To Jonathan Cahn’s Harbinger

New York Compared to Babylon; “radical Islam will be victorious”  From WorldNetDaily (WND): Jonathan Cahn’s bestselling book, “The Harbinger,” has been criticized for suggesting that God would judge America, beginning Sept. 11, 2001, without first providing a warning – as He did before judging Israel in Isaiah 9:10. But a new book, promoted by the publisher as […]

UK Tabloid Resurrects Breast Implant Bomb Threat Story

Here’s one that sounds familar; from Andy Lines at the UK Mirror: Breast implants suicide bomb threat: Heathrow on high alert over “credible” intelligence Heathrow Airport is on high terror alert amid fears women suicide bombers are ready to strike with ­explosives concealed in breast implants. Security checks have been beefed up after “credible” intelligence that […]

Evangelist Taken In Adultery Reminds People Not to Judge

A Bible lesson, from evangelist Sam Hinn (Benny Hinn’s less famous brother, apparently) and posted on Facebook: An adulterous woman was thrown at Jesus’ feet. She knew the punishment for her was public stony [sic]. The fact that she was caught in the very act only heightened the shame and intensified her fear of a […]

Rees-Mogg Dinner Date Highlights Fringe-Right Groups

This one has already had widespread coverage; from the Independent: The prominent Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has become embroiled in a race row after he spoke at a dinner organised by an extreme right-wing group which backs the repatriation of ethnic minority Britons. Mr Rees-Mogg spoke of his shock of learning about the views of the […]