For all of you who love Russia, this article will be an encouragement to you. Every time I travel to Moscow (over 50 times now), the words of Leo Tolstoy ring in my ear, "Moscow is a city filled with demons." With the troubles Russia has faced regarding Christianity over the years, it's good to see that a former leader is a devoted follower of Christ. Thanks to Mike Todd for the link.
"Mikail Gorbachev, the last communist leader of the Soviet Union, admitted publicly for the first time Wednesday that he is a Christian.
Rumors had circulated for decades that Gorbachev was a “closet Christian,” but it was only confirmed yesterday when he made a surprise visit with his daughter Irina to pray at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy. The former communist leader spent half an hour on his knees in silent prayer at the tomb.
"It was through St. Francis that I arrived at the church, so it was important that I came to visit his tomb," said Gorbachev, according to U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper.
"I feel very emotional to be here at such an important place not only for the Catholic faith, but for all humanity."
Read the ChristianPost article here