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Source: The National Herald By Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of some of the world’s most senior Orthodox Christian figures, The Associated Press has found, illustrating the high stakes as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. The targets included top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who often is described as the first among equals of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christian leaders. The Constantinople-based patriarch is currently mulling whether to accept a Ukrainian bid to tear…

Source: Providence Journal By Richard C. Dujardin PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s Orthodox Christian clergy are urging the rejection of any proposals that would redefine marriage as anything other than as a union between a man and woman. In a statement signed by 18 of its member priests and issued Friday, the Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy Fellowship said, “We must remember that God Himself is the author of marriage and that the well being of the individual person and human society at large is closely bound up with the health state of family as it has been understood since the…