Vladimir Putin receives Virgin Mary ‘fertility’ relic as Russia fights abortion, population decline|LifeSiteNews.com
|Vladimir Putin receives the relic believed to be a belt worn by Mary, the mother of Jesus.|
SAINT PETERSBURG, October 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was personally present at a St. Petersburg airport on October 20 to receive an Orthodox relic of the Virgin Mary from Greek monks bringing it from the Vatoped Monastery on Mount Athos. The relic, which is believed to be a belt worn by Mary, the mother of Jesus, is also believed to be associated with miraculous restorations of fertility. Continue here.