In Sicily, the Archbishop forbade the mob bosses to become godfathers The Archbishop of the Sicilian town of Monreale, Michele Pennisi banned the famous mafia to participate in baptism and become godfathers in the churches of his diocese. About it reports The Guardian. The Archbishop issued a decree to counter the view that the mafia bosses have paternalistic features. “The mafia has always used the Church the concept of a godfather to give his chiefs religious authority, in reality, these two worlds are completely incompatible,” said Pennisi. The Archdiocese of Pennisi includes the village of Corleone, the birthplace of don Corleone is a fictional character of the movie Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo books, the newspaper notes. In February, the Archbishop criticized a priest who led one of the most famous Sicilian mafia Toto Riina to act as godfather at the baptism.
Repair of “Admiral Kuznetsov” can be postponed until 2018 Moscow. March 18. INTERFAX.RU — the Final decision on the date and venue of the renovation and modernisation of a heavy aviabearing cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” is still pending, said on Saturday “Interfax” a source familiar with the situation. “Next week there will be a meeting with military and industry representatives on which much could be determined,” said he. “Given the shortage of funds if it is put in repair this year, it can take a long time”, — said the Agency interlocutor. “At the same time, now the ship is “alive” it can carry a combat duty that was proven during his recent campaign in the Mediterranean sea,” he said. According to him, in this regard, “one of the options under consideration is sending an aircraft carrier to repair in 2017, and in 2018” This option is also appropriate because it
The Russian from the “file” BuzzFeed threatened a court in Cyprus The defendant in the “dossier” BuzzFeed, the head of the company servers.com Russian Internet expert Alexei Gubarev intends to sue his former press Secretary Olga Galkina. About this “Kommersant” reported Ms. Galkina and representatives of the legal Bureau Evgoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC Law Firm representing her interests in Cyprus. According to former press Secretary servers.com today Mr Gubarev was sent to pre-trial claim in which she accuses him of trying to destroy its business reputation and stealing documents her infant son. “After several months of work in the company of Alexei Gubarev, she faced the fact that he is trying to interfere with her career, by spreading defamatory information about her and her family — said “Kommersant” the lawyer Alex Minchin, representing the interests of Mrs. Galkina. Under Cypriot law, Mr. Gubarev now have a month to resolve
Photo: RIA Novosti Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said that Moscow may change its decision on the recognition of passports DND and LNR, if Ukraine complies with the Minsk agreement. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs. This statement Lukashevich made at a meeting of the OSCE permanent Council. Among the conditions he called “the abolition of the punitive operation”, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, and constitutional reform and recognition of the local elections, and the implementation of the agreements to restore socio-economic relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the recognition of DND and LNR document on February 18. This measure was explained on “humanitarian grounds”. The decree will remain in force “until the political settlement of the situation in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”. The situation in the Donbass managed to break, when,
Photo: RIA Novosti MP from the Communist party Sergei Shargunov ready to submit for consideration the state Duma the project of the Amnesty to commemorate the centenary of the two Russian revolutions, if the support of the deputies. “The proposal is connected with Amnesty for those who committed petty crimes. Now we have the anniversaries of two Russian revolutions — an occasion to think about how important it is that the state showed mercy, adequacy of, humanity”, — said Shargunov. He noted that he has already prepared a draft Amnesty. “I’m concerned about the reaction of the deputies. I have a ready project, it is important whether colleagues or not to support. But the project is almost developed and on any day it is possible to make, if there is support from colleagues”, — told RIA Novosti the MP.
Alexei Navalny refused to hold a March and rally in Central Moscow Moscow mayor’s office has denied politics Alexei Navalny in the March and rally in the capital on March 26. The aim of the event was a “statement in support of a requirement to investigate the facts of corruption of senior officials of Russia.” The first Deputy of the Department of security of Moscow Vasily Oleynik in a written response to the request of the policy explained that the March will cause inconvenience to traffic and movement of citizens in the capital. “The March on the claimed route would entail a violation of the functioning of vital facilities, transport and social infrastructure, create obstructions to pedestrians and vehicles, limit the access of citizens to residential premises, will violate the rights and interests of citizens not participating in the event,” the document says. Moscow authorities also explain that in the
Trump: Germany owes NATO and the United States huge amounts of money for security On Friday, the President of the United States reiterated the US commitment to NATO and demanded from the allies allocation at least 2% of GDP on defense. MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump believes that Germany owed the United States and NATO huge sums for security of the country. About this American leader wrote on Saturday on his page on the microblogging network Twitter on the next day after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington. Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017 …vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, the defense it
Scotland intends to abandon nuclear objects on its territory “We wanted it (the army — approx. TASS) served as a humanitarian and not aggressive purposes,” — said the Deputy of the British Parliament from the Scottish national party (SNP) Roger Mullin. ABERDEEN, 18 Mar. /Spec. Q. TASS Igor Brovarnik/. Scotland intends to abandon any nuclear objects on its territory after independence. In an interview with TASS said the Deputy of the British Parliament from the Scottish national party (SNP) Roger Mullin. “We believe that Scotland should not be designated for any nuclear facilities. We are committed to the conclusion (from Scotland — approx. TASS) Trident missile systems. Nuclear weapons the UK is mainly concentrated in Scotland, while we have always advocated the rejection of it,” he said, while recognizing that it “will take time”. “As an independent country, we certainly wish we had our own army, armed with not would
Sergey Aksenov The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that Vladimir Putin should be President for life. He told about it on air of TV channel “Russia 24”. The journalists asked him to clarify the recent statement about the monarchy. Aksenov said that the show was two hours and for some logical chain to build, it was necessary to look first to the entire program. According to the head of the Crimea, the conversation was not about changing the constitutional order, and the powers of the leader. “I gave some analogies that, for example, if our President Mr Putin in the Soviet Union led the process, I am confident that the Union would not have collapsed. If in tsarist Russia at that time was a man of such character — smart, strong, which hurts the country, too, could be some positive things,” — said the politician. March 14, Aksenov
Angela Merkel and Donald trump The US President Donald trump said that his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a great success, despite “everything you’ve heard of the fake news”. About this American leader wrote on his Twitter page on Saturday, March 18. At the same time the head of state did not fail to point to the fact that Berlin is supposedly “owes huge sums of money, NATO and the United States.” According to him, the need to pay for “powerful and very expensive defense that we provide in Germany.” In this case, it probably is about the dissatisfaction trump the fact that NATO members do not fully fulfill the obligations of the financing of the Alliance. Currently, States cover about 70 percent of the cost of operating the organization. Meeting trump and Merkel took place on Friday, March 17, during the visit of Chancellor in the United