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Russian Orthodox Consecrate HUGE Cathedral Dedicated To The ‘Armed Forces’ — & It Is BIG.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. This picture from link BELOW.

Click image to access article, from Russia, with many pictures, including one shown above.

YouTube videos.

I still haven’t been able to establish the exact dimensions. They say it is one of the tallest. I saw a 98 meter figure. So, maybe it is 320′ tall. OK, St. Peter’s, at the Vatican, is 448′ tall. So ….

Well, I just wanted to give you a head’s up.

The controversy is about it being dedicated to the armed forces. Having a cathedral dedicated to armed forces does sound incongruous. But, this is Russia & Putin had a major hand in having this cathedral built.

I will look into this more. Promise.

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by Anura Guruge


Archbishop Viganò’s Praise For Trump Does Not Have The Backing Of Church, Pope Or Even Most Bishops!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access this article. Google for more.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (79) has been in RETIREMENT since January 2016. He is NOT a cardinal & he is no longer a part of the Vatican bureaucracy.

Actually he is an OUTCAST as far as the Pope & the mainline Church is concerned. A pariah. A gadfly.

He has no standing or say in what the Vatican says, thinks or does. I know that I have more standing at the Vatican than does he — & I am a confirmed, born-again HEATHEN!

So, an endorsement from Viganò is pretty meaningless. It could even be a negative. An impediment.

Trump, obviously, has no clue about the Catholic Church, its workings & its sacrosanct politics. If he did he would have ignored anything that Viganò said.


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by Anura Guruge

The Ex-Pope Benedict Said He Was Retiring To Spend Time In Prayer & Meditation … But, He hasn’t.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access original from the U.K. “Guardian”.

Click to access my post.

When he resigned he promised that he would spend his time in prayer & meditation.

IF he did, as he promised, nobody, friend or foe, would have to SILENCE him.

Oh, NO. He has to have his say. Continue to get some limelight.

He is man with an EGO as BIG as Trump’s!

He should not be trying to cause dissent & division in the Church.

And HIM spouting about homosexuality is RICH because I am sure he is …. SMILE.

Well, you can’t feel sorry for Francis. He is pope. He is a big boy.

But, I am sure Francis does NOT feel as kindly towards the EX- as he did at the start. SMILE.

All but fodder to the rich grist mill.


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by Anura Guruge

Who Is Eligible To Pope & Who Can Elect The New Pope — My Updated Chart.

by Anura Guruge

This was a chart that I originally compiled in 2009.

It has appeared in many of my pope books and is well known among the cognoscenti.

I use it all the time!

I was studying it again, this morning, looking at what happened in 1059, when it occurred to I that I could — & should — update it.

None of the data has changed.

Nothing has changed in this front in over 650-years.

Just the presentation. SMILE.

I hope it is clearer & even more self-explanatory. I try.

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by Anura Guruge

Filipino Cardinal Tagle Promoted To Be A Cardinal Bishop, As Predicted — But, Still NOT Papabile.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Updated from ‘’.

Click image to access original from: ‘American Magazine’.

As I predicted 4-months ago. Was NOT hard.

Click to access my post.

Click to ENLARGE. The notion of ‘Suburbicarian Sees’ — i.e., the diocese (the sees) that surround Rome.

Click to access my post from 3-weeks ago.

As a senior curialist Luis Tagle he definitely was entitled to be a Cardinal Bishop. That he did NOT get the vacant Suburbicarian See was interesting. But, to be fair, Benjamino Stella (Italy), is more senior in terms of the curial dicastery he heads.

This is great for the Catholic Filipinos. They will be ecstatic. Good for them.

It still does NOT make him papabile. Not even close.

He now has 3 strikes against him:

  1. Way, way, way too YOUNG!
  2. Too exotic, for current times. Church wants to re-trench, get back to its roots.
  3. Coming across TOO much as Francis’ MAN, and Francis is losing his popularity among prelates.

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by Anura Guruge

Hats Off To Our Dean Kamen For Helping Out With Coronavirus COVID-19 Relief — This In The Form Of PPEs.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the original ‘Union Leader’ article.

Dean is a GOOD MAN.

I have known of his philanthropic work for decades. Two of my kids have been very involved with his invention/robotics initiatives.

So, I was glad to see that Dean was helping out in these times of need. In this instance he didn’t dig into his very deep pockets. That is OK. He helped in other ways.

I have no worries re. Dean. He will be generous, with money, when he sees fit.

For now just applaud him for what he has done.

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Rabid Sri Lankan Buddhists Trying Blame Coronavirus COVID-19 On The SINS Of Bullfighting!

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE
and read here.

I have been waiting for the ‘Loony Bin’ BLAME GAME to start. No, no, NOT just Trump. He can’t help it.

I had NOT seen this one coming. Sins of bullfighting?

But, it started it China and they don’t have bullfighting.

I also LOVE the whole ‘Kharmic‘ thing.

So, how does that kick in? Who administers it.

Oh, YES, the Buddhists are blaming the Muslims. Again, no Muslims (or not many) in China.

Loony Bin.

And yes, quite a few of my ‘relatives’ subscribe to such stuff. I am so lucky that I was adopted. SMILE.

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“Easter From King’s” Now On BritBox — As IF You Would Need More Incentive To Get BritBox.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access “BritBox”.

I raving about the Christmas counterpart. Click to access my post from Christmas.

“Easter from King’s” is new to I, but I am sure it will also be divine.

I grew up with “Christmas from King’s” on the BBC and then PBS. To Christmas was not Christmas without “King’s”.

They have the MOST exquisite of choirs. Trust me on this.

This will be GOOD. That is a given. That is a guarantee.

Just get BritBox for a month, JUST for this. Britbox is an unique collaboration between the BBC & ITV to deliver British shows overseas. Yes, we have a subscription, have had it for nearly a year, love it and use it multiple times a week.

You will THANK ME for this recommendation.

From a prior year, on YouTube, for FREE.

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by Anura Guruge

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