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Russian Orthodox Church fires archpriest for “obstruction” of icon transfer

A security guard stands next to the Trinity icon at the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in the town of Sergiyev Posad, Russia, on 18th July, 2022.

Reuters Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on Saturday dismissed his expert on art and restoration for obstructing the transfer of a historic 15th-century Trinity icon to the church from a Moscow museum.  Russian President Vladimir Putin had decided that the icon be handed over to the church from Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery because […]

Putin gave Orthodox Church famed icon because of its importance to believers: Kremlin

A security guard stands next to the Trinity icon at the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius in the town of Sergiyev Posad, Russia, on 18th July, 2022.

Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to hand over the historic 15th-century Trinity icon from a museum to the Russian Orthodox Church because of its importance to believers, the Kremlin’s spokesman said on Tuesday. The church, whose conservatism Putin has espoused as part of his vision for Russia’s national identity, is one of the […]