Today in History of Catholic church

Assassination of Rasputin 16th December 1916 While he was alive, Grigori Efimovich used to predict, “If I die, the Emperor will soon after lose his crown.” Although Grigori saw himself as a holy man used by God to prop up the throne of the Romanovs, others believed that his evil influence was ruining Russia. He had wrapped the royal family around his finger, but his rude behavior, plain talk, cursing, drunkenness, and seduction of high-ranking women earned him intense hatred. Various state officials toyed with the idea of killing him.…

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