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Published:December 7th, 2015 14:57 EST
CATS

Orthodox Priests Pose With Cats on Russian Calendar

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Russian Orthodox Church is known for its conservatism, pro-Kremlin leanings and Byzantine aesthetics. Now add cats to the list.

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A dozen Orthodox clerics posed with their cats for a new 2016 wall calendar dubbed simply Priests and Cats.

The wall calendar featuring felines of all stripes and sizes being hugged by bearded, beaming and largely bespectacled men in glossy black-and-white pictures went on sale last week."

NBC News

I`m waiting for the Roman Catholic Church to release their own calendar dubbed Priests and Boys, depicting leering priests with young boys sitting on their laps.

I know next to nothing about the theology of the Russian Orthodox Church, but this calendar sheds a positive light on the church. A Christian denomination that cherishes cats can`t be too bad.

The calendar may be a big hit in Russia, but I`m perfectly happy with my calendar featuring all-American hot girls and cool cars.

Pics of the calendar:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russian-orthodox-priests-hug-cats-new-2016-calendar-n475361

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