Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Obituary : Rev. Gleb Yakunin of Russia is dead at 80

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The Rev. Gleb Yakunin, a priest who fought the Soviet government for restricting religious rights, attacked the leaders of his Russian Orthodox Church for failing to defend those rights, and spent much of the 1980s in a prison camp and exile, died on Thursday in Moscow. He was 80.
The cause was complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, his daughter Maria said.

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