An Orthodox priest benedicts the troops
A priest of the Sevastopol congregation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy Father Georgiy visited Chechnya. For several months the marines of the Russian Black Sea Navy (based in Sevastopol) have been taking part in the Chechen war. The commandment of the Navy has close contacts with the Orthodox priests of Sevastopol. Father Georgiy, who used to sanctify new ships, has widened his occupations: now he benedicts the warriors directed to kill Chechens. Frankly speaking, he is not the first and not the last priest who benedicts slaughter.