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Russian Orthodox priests to help 'shame' debtors

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        Russian Orthodox priests to help shame debtors MOSCOW (AFP) — The Russian Orthodox Church has agreed to send priests to help bailiffs shame debtors
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 25, 2009
      Russian Orthodox priests to help 'shame' debtors

      MOSCOW (AFP) — The Russian Orthodox Church has agreed to send priests to help bailiffs "shame" debtors and men dodging their alimony payments, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Wednesday."Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church will exercise spiritual influence over the debtors to teach them about the unacceptability of living in debt," Russia's chief bailiff, Artur Parfenchikov, was quoted as saying.  more....

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