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Report: Ukrainian police foil plot to desecrate relic

Catholic World News - August 09, 2013

Ukrainian police have foiled a plot to desecrate a relic of St. Andrew’s cross while it was being venerated in Kiev, the nation’s capital, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

The relic, normally enshrined at the Greek Orthodox Basilica of St. Andrew in Patras, Greece, was being venerated in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to mark the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus’.

According to a member of the Ukrainian parliament, members of FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group that engages in lewd anti-religious protests, disguised as nuns but were apprehended before they could carry out their plan to urinate and defecate on the relic.

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  • Posted by: GymK - Aug. 09, 2013 9:25 PM ET USA

    If you "just don't get it," let me explain it to you. Satan hates our God, Church and sacred objects that provide grace to believers, and these folks are doing Satan's bidding! What other logic can explain these acts?

  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 09, 2013 5:24 PM ET USA

    I just do not get it. If they hate Christianity so much, fine, just ignore it. People praying are no threat. On the other hand, if they are so twisted that, like certain groups in the USA that espouse and promote grave immorality, they cannot tolerate the existence of those who disagree, then they would be driven to such acts. By their very acts, they prove their position is without either moral or intellectual merit. May God grant them peace.

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