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‘God is judging’ women protesters, says priest

by a staff reporter

A SENIOR priest in the Russian Orthodox Church has said that the three singers accused of desecrating a Moscow cathedral with their performance of a "punk prayer" are being judged by God. The singers are all members of the band Pussy Riot.

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin, who often acts as a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church, said: "It was a sin against God, and it is God that is judging it. And all Christians should know this."

He denied allegations that the Church was lobbying ...

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