Putin welcomes precious Marian relic to Russia
Catholic World News - October 25, 2011
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joined with Russian Orthodox clergy in welcoming the Holy Belt of the Theotokos to St. Petersburg. The relic will be venerated in different Russian cities over the next month.
One of the most precious relics in the Orthodox world, the Holy Belt of the Theotokos is on loan from the Monastery of Vatopedi at Mount Athos in Greece. The veneration of the relic is associated with the Blessed Mother’s intercession for infertile couples.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,944 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!