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Russian punk singers face criminal trial for disruption at cathedral

Catholic World News - July 30, 2012

Three members of a female Russian punk band went on trial July 30 for staging an unauthorized performance in Moscow’s Orthodox cathedral to denounce ties between the Moscow patriarchate and the Putin government.

The three members of the “Pussy Riot” band were arrested in March after they danced and sang at the altar of Christ the Savior cathedral, shocking church-goers with their language. They could face 7-year prison sentences if convicted.

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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Jul. 31, 2012 12:26 AM ET USA

    It's hard to defend antics of a group called "Pussy Riot" in a cathedral that holds the True Presence. However, it's also hard to defend the ROC hierarchy with their complicity first with the Communists, who murdered millions of Catholics and others and imprisoned nations, and now Putin, who has similar desires to restore "the Russian Empire" by swallowing several more "former republics." Just as shocking! I say put the hierarchy and the "Riot" on trial in adjoining courtrooms and convict both!

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