Patriarch Kirill blessed the abbess of the Pokrovsky convent in Moscow, the abbess Theophany to sell its Mercedes Benz S-class. About it reported in a Telegram to the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
According to him, Cyril pointed out 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 cars that are considered luxury, but necessary for the operation of the vehicle to arrange for the monastery”, – noted in the message.
That hegumeness Feofania five years by the hotels of the Russian Orthodox Church, has acquired Mercedes-Benz S-class nearly 10 million, on July 13 announced the publication of “Open media”.
Since then, she became abbess of the Pokrovsky monastery in her personal vehicle fleet has been replaced at least four Mercedes-Benz. In 2016, a year after the opening of the hotel “Pokrovskaya”, abbess updated car buying S500 4MATIC the new generation. According to journalists, the car cost her 9.5 million (3.6 million UAH).