Monday, January 28, 2008

Two Major Religous Leaders Die

Two major religious leaders in the world died in the past couple of days. Gordon Hinckley, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints died at the age of 97. He did not have a particular illness and was said to have basically died of old age. The Church which is also known as Mormonism has 13 million members in the world. Also, Christodoulos the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox church died at the age of 69. There are 15 million Greek Orthodox Christians in the world today. (10 million of which are in Greece) It is interesting that these two men would basically die at the same time.

1 comment:

Sean said...

i'm sorry to hear of Christodulos (which translates to servant of Christ for those who are interested) passing. He was a good man and sought to ease the tensions between the Orthodox and Roman Catholics. Hopefully the next archbishop will be as good as he was.