Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian"

SEE THE ARTICLE Mikhail Gorbachev admits he is a Christian:
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Communist leader of the Soviet Union, has acknowledged his Christian faith for the first time, paying a surprise visit to pray at the tomb of St Francis of Assisi...

Mr Gorbachev's surprise visit confirmed decades of rumours that, although he was forced to publicly pronounce himself an atheist, he was in fact a Christian, and casts a meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1989 in a new light...

Ronald Reagan, the former United States president, allegedly told his close aides on a number of occasions that he felt his opponent during the Cold War was a "closet believer".....
 Found at Catholic Church Conservation.

To those of us who remember the fall of the Communist states in Eastern Europe, the collapse of this once seemingly invincible system has always been somewhat a mystery.

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