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Jennifer Lopez Cancels Show in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2010

Jennifer Lopez has officially “withdrawn” from a concert in a European territory currently under military occupation — claiming she never would have agreed to perform had she known the “relevant circumstances” surrounding the intense political situation.

Lopez was scheduled to perform in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus … an area that neither the United Nations nor the European Union recognize as an independent sovereign state … because of the way it was illegally occupied by the Turkish military in 1974.

In fact, multiple Greek and Cypriot politicians expressed anger after reports surfaced claiming Lopez had agreed to perform at a swanky hotel in Northern Cyprus on July 24.

But a rep for Lopez tells TMZ, “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.”

The rep added, “After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of management to withdraw from the appearance. This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region.”

Source: TMZ

Official Statement Regarding Cyprus Appearance


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Fr. Feodor Konyukhov to Ride Camels in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2010

Renowned Russian traveler and deacon of the Russian Orthodox Church Feodor Konyukhov will start his new expedition in August, this time he is to visit Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian government asked the traveler to come and lay a convenient route that can be useful for tourist organizations, Ukrainian Segodnya paper reported.

Seven people will accompany the cleric. They will travel on camels and change animals for automobiles in the mountainous and stony localities.

Fr. Feodor also plans to visit the motherland of poet Pushkin’s predecessors, holy for Orthodox believers places and hold talks with local government so that it allots land in the country’s capital Addis Ababa for building an Orthodox church there.

The renowned traveler was consecrated a deacon on May 23 and told he would quit traveling to devote his time to prayer, however years-long passion for exploring new places corrected Fr. Feodor’s plans.

Source: Interfax


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Miss Universe Winner Says She Got Real Spiritual Help Only In Orthodoxy

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2010

The renowned TV anchor who once won the Miss Universe title believes that only the Orthodox faith has helped her in life and brought her consolation.

“When I was young, I tried various religious trends. But I managed to find consolation and real spiritual help only in Orthodoxy,” Oxana Fyodorova was quoted as saying by the Radonezh website.

However, her way to the Orthodox Church was not easy. According to her, she “always made mistakes, but the heart was searching for the Truth,” which by intuition she “felt in Orthodoxy.”

Oxana is convinced that Russians are strong with their spirituality and faith. “If you take it from them, everything will fall down,” she said.

“When a person is with God, he has nothing to be afraid of. He is protected by the Love. And we don’t have another road, only this one,” Oxana said urging believers to be ready for trials and have a spiritual power in order not to abandon the chosen way.

Television hostess and former Miss Universe Oxana Fedorova and Miss Sri Lanka 2008, Gaisha Perera, hosted a Russian cultural event that featured the opening of the exhibition “Measured Icon: History and Modernity.” The event was held with the cooperation of the Russian Club of Senators, the Russian Club of Orthodox Maecenas, the Charity Fund of Miss Universe 2002 Oxana Fedorova and the Embassy of the Russian Federation with its Cultural Center in Sri Lanka in the capital city of Colombo on April 22, 2010. Courtesy: KP: RU

Oxana is the face of the project, “The Measured Icon: Its History and Its Present” whose goal is to revive the tradition of the Baptismal Icon. Oxana has opened Baptismal Icon exhibitions in several cities, including Pskov and Saint Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Tallinn, Estonia; Paris, France and Colombo, Sri Lanka. The exhibitions are organized by the Russian Club of Orthodox Maecenases.

Source: Interfax


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