The Church Is Back In Business...

Father Mark stood quietly as Moscow Mayor Yuri M. Luzhkov congratulated Alexander P. Smolensky, the powerful president of Stolichny Savings Bank, on the opening of the bank's luxurious new branch in the center of Moscow. But when the speeches were over, the tall, curly-haired priest sprang into action. Flanked by three choir members and a denim-clad acolyte holding an ornate silver chalice, Father Mark promenaded across the green marble floor, sprinkling holy water on each of the 25 tellers.

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