See Sunday’s best news pictures.
CHR Comment: The ninth photograph is a wonderful photograph of mourners at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. They are lighting prayer candles in commemoration of those who died in the recent plane crash.
Source: Today in Pictures: November 8 – NBC News
A sign of warming ties: Russian Orthodox Church ordains first Chinese priest in 60 years.
CHR Comment: The ordination took place at a seminary in St. Petersburg. The priest will serve in Hardin, China. The article describes the history of Orthodoxy in China, where follows are numbered in the thousands, including reference to Albazinians. It also comments on Christianity in China more broadly. Enjoyed the video.
Source: Russia, China grow closer as tensions with USA increase