The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill
Patriarch Cyril said that the clergy should not use expensive cars, even donated. The words of the Hierarch leads RIA Novosti.
“We do sometimes give a reason [for criticism of the Church] by their nonsense. Here we are constantly blamed for the car… But even if I give an expensive car — no need to drive, do not need to drive expensive cars!” — said the Patriarch. According to him, the current level of development of the automotive industry, even the car of the middle class provides a sufficient level of comfort and security.
Kirill noted that “the whole cavalcade of expensive limousines” in temples is reasonable cause the reaction of people. “We should not forget about responsibility. The bishops have no right to bring temptation,” — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
In late may, the wide resonance was received by history with Toyota Land Cruiser for six million rubles, on which moves the Bishop Livenskogo Orel metropolis Nectarios. In the Archdiocese the car was called a gift from one of agricultural holdings and stated that this fact is not “newsworthy”. “Jesus Christ himself wore expensive clothes, who gave him, shall we say, those people who counted him”, — added there.