Patriarch Kirill: the priests and bishops should not drive expensive cars

© Photo : news Agency «the Oryol news»SUV of the Bishop and Livenskogo maloarkhangel Nektarios from the eaglePatriarch Kirill: the priests and bishops should not drive expensive cars© Photo : news Agency «the Oryol news»

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged the clergy not to use expensive cars, even if they give them.

In late may, the public outcry caused by the story of the Bishop and Livenskogo Maloarkhangel Nektarios (Orel diocese), enjoys car Land Cruiser V8 worth 6 million rubles.

«We really give a reason sometimes (the criticism of the Church — ed.) its 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! Today, the level of the automotive industry such that even a middle class car — quite comfortable and safe,» — said the Patriarch.

According to him, when the temples «the whole cavalcade of expensive limousines are, of course, is the reaction of people».

«Even, perhaps, some attention would not pay — so it will help to draw attention to it. And so on the list — not only cars. We should not forget about the responsibility,» — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, adding that the bishops have no right «to bring temptation».