TALLINN - Armed with candles and icons of the Virgin Mary, hundreds gathered outside a Russian Orthodox church in Tallinn to protect the building where many had been worshipping for years. The crowd was protesting a decision by the city's property commission that named the Constantinople patriarchy as the rightful owner of the church in the Nomme district of Tallinn. "I came to give my voice to our Orthodox church," said Nikolai Lisenko. "We can't live without our church." The key part of that sentence is "our," since two Orthodox churches exist in Estonia - the root of all the controversy...
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