» 05/24/2008, 00.00
First priestly ordination for the new archbishop of Moscow
Today in Saint Petersburg Mgr Paolo Pezzi will ordain Deacon Nikolaj Vojtechovič. The young man comes from Mary, Queen of the Apostles Seminary, which is headed by the bishop himself.
Saint Petersburg: the first Corpus Domini procession in 93 years
The last celebration was held in 1918. The city’s mayor granted permission for the procession, which will be led by Mgr Paolo Pezzi, archbishop of Moscow. Catholics will walk along Nevsky Prospekt, the main thoroughfare in the former capital.
25/03/2008 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Presented today in Moscow, Spe Salvi in Russian
The ceremony which will take place in the “Library of the Spirit”, will be addressed by Catholic Archbishop Paolo Pezzi and Fr. Vladimir Shmalij, secretary of the of the Synod Theological Commission of the Orthodox Patriarchate.
Politkovskaia funeral turns into silent anti-Putin protest
Russian journalists and foreign correspondents pay tribute to the slain journalist. Her death will be discussed during the Russian president's meeting with the German chancellor. First indications show she was murdered by a group of five people after a long stakeout.
Terrorism in Russia, useful to Chechen rebels, ultra-nationalists and Putin
Three attacks take place in quick succession against the Nevsky Express, Segezh Railway Station and the Tyumen-Baku railway. Suspicion falls on Wahhabi militants linked to Chechen groups in the Caucasus and fanatical Russian racists. Others see Putin’s hand behind the incidents as he views to control everything, even internet.
Archbishop of Moscow: God can do anything, let's allow Him renew our lives
Archbishop Pezzi’s Christmas message centered on the words of the Angel to Mary, the "real beginning" of a new Man. For midnight Mass up to 5 thousand faithful expected.
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