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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Serbian Orthodox Clerics: Conchita Wurst caused Balkan floods after Eurovision win

Serbian patriarch blames Conchita Wurst for Balkan floods 

Conchita Wurst is responsible for flooding that left over 50 people dead earlier this month, church leaders in the Balkans have claimed.
The Austrian drag artist, whose real name is Thomas Neuwirth, seized international attention after winning Eurovision 2014 with his hit Rise Like a Phoenix.
However, several church leaders have now claimed the recent devastating flooding across the Balkans, which was the worst in a century and left over 50 people dead, was "divine punishment" for Conchita's victory.
"This [flood] is not a coincidence, but a warning," Amphilochius Metropolitan of Montenegro said: "God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side." 

Patriarch Iriney, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Serbs, reportedly said the floods were "divine punishment for their vices" and that "God is thus washing Serbia of its sins".

 

The Balkan flooding caused widespread devastation, forcing almost 150,000 people from their homes.
Towns and villages in Serbia and Republic of Srpska  have been swamped, homes have been swept away by landslides, electricity has been cut off and vast tracts of farmland remain under water.

     


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