The priest on the BMW that hit the pedestrian, temporarily removed from service

Священник на BMW, сбивший пешехода, временно отстранен от служения

A priest who knocked down a pedestrian and fled the scene of the incident, suspended from service, the incident will be reported to Patriarch Kirill, said RIA Novosti head of the press service of the Patriarch, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

In mass media appeared information that the Minister of the Moscow Church, the priest Nicholas Levkin made arrival on the man on the Leningrad prospectus and fled the scene. According to the official website of Central and southern Vicariate of the city of Moscow, Lev’s serve in the Church of All saints in Kulishki.

“Unfortunately, the do became aware of a traffic accident. The priest suspended from the priesthood until all the circumstances of the case. His Holiness today will be reported about this incident,” said Volkov.

According to him, in any case, “any final canonical decision on this matter will be made after that as” the Russian Church will receive “all the accurate information about the incident from law enforcement bodies” as “need to figure out who was to blame, why the pedestrian was on the dividing strip”.

“Of course, everyone sad that he disappeared from the scene. But you need to understand that the man was in a state of passion. In General, it is known as the priest long enough in Holy orders, he had nine children. But in any case, the situation was the place to be, it is very sad, unpleasant”, — explained the press-Secretary of the Patriarch.