He also pointed to the fact that the proceeds from the sale of the vehicle funds should be channelled to charity. This was reported in his Telegram the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

Patriarch Kirill blessed the abbess of the Pokrovsky Stavropigialny female monastery the hegumeness Feofania (Makinoi) implement owned Mercedes-Benz S-class. The Primate of the Russian Church pointed out that donations to the monastery should be used for social and charitable purposes,” wrote Legoyda.

the Message that hegumeness Feofania bought Mercedes-Benz, was one of the most disturbing news readers in the last month.

Pokrovsky monastery, which attracts a considerable queue of pilgrims to the relics of the blessed Matrona especially revered in our time, apparently not poor abode. It was annexed to the city land near the monastery, built expensive hotel, where you can catch the hierarchs of other churches.

So, quite possibly, the car was purchased not for pleasing his vanity and lust for wealth, the monk and the nun ordered, and to meet important and dear to the Russian Church guests. Meeting them on an expensive car – a nod and respect for arrivals, often required in Church diplomacy.

But the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill to sell the car – sign of the priority of moral and spiritual criteria over all others. And familiar, repeatedly voiced by the speakers of the Church, and very faithful, to pastors and bishops should live like the lives of their flock. Most, of course, often difficult lives. During the epidemic of coronavirus particularly. So that the presence of conscience – Episcopal and priest – in this solution is obvious.