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Patriarch Kirill blessed the abbess of the Pokrovsky Stavropigialny women’s monastery in Moscow abbess Theophany (Miskine) to sell its Mercedes Benz S-class. This was reported in his Telegram the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church stressed that donations to the monastery should be used for social and charitable purposes. The Patriarch recalled his blessing to all the clergy and monastics not to use the machines, which are considered a luxury, but the necessary vehicles to issue to the monasteries.
Legoyda writes that it was discussed repeatedly, in particular, in 2012 and in 2017.
Earlier it became known that hegumeness Feofania acquired in his own name Mercedes worth 9.5 million rubles. The story caused a wide public resonance.
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