Metropolitan of Pskov and Porokhov, the father superior Tikhon (Shevkunov), who has a reputation as a Confessor of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, discovered coronavirus, on the evening of 23 April he wrote in a Facebook theologian, former editor of the “Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate” Sergei Chapnin.
He then deleted the post.
In an interview with “MBH Media” of Chaplin said that the condition of 61-year-old Metropolitan – moderate severity.
“It has come doctors. It is clear that when there is aggravation, then this is not the first day of illness. I understand that in Pskov problems with the service, so come the doctors are not local,” – said the expert.
Tikhon himself denied this information. He said, “MBH” Media that his health is all right. “Zwhy do people cheat?” – outraged Shevkunov.
It became known as the Confessor of Putin after the documentary TV channel “Rain”, which was released in November 2017. According to the channel, the Hierarch had friendly relations with representatives of Russian business elite and the leadership of the FSB. He allegedly is in conflict with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill.
In 2018, the media wrote that Metropolitan Tikhon will apply for the post of Patriarch.
According to the data of April 23, Russia from COVID-19 555 people died, infected, 62 773.