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Chernobyl God's punishment for 'sinners': Russian church - Straits Times

Chernobyl God's punishment for 'sinners': Russian church - Straits Times

Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill holds an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow on April 24, 2011 at the Christ the Saviour cathedral. -- PHOTO: AFP KIEV - RUSSIAN Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said on Wednesday the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl was God's punishment of people for their sins, a day after the world marked the 25th anniversary of the worst man-made disaster. On Tuesday, Mr Kirill accompanied Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart to the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl to take part in memorial ceremonies marking a quarter century since the accident. Speaking the next day to reporters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the Russian Patriarch said that 'the finger of God' was at work in the spring of 1986. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, workers at the Chernobyl power station were carrying out a test on reactor four whe...

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