God will! What travel church leaders in Russia and the world
• God will! What travel church leaders in Russia and the world
The richness of the sticky stuff. Greedy for it not only mortals, but also quite a okolobozhi men. You and I can dream of a Ferrari in the garage any number, but the financial possibilities of our wallets is not endless. But the higher church ranks, like any other, nothing does not deny! However, not all ...
Of course, one of the best specialists in expensive watches, yachts, as well as armored wagons - our native Patriarch Kirill. Despite the fact that the chief of Russia's restraint clergy periodically calls ROC employees to be as tight-fisted, he did not scruple to cut on cars exclusively expensive and heavily protected.
But do not blame all Russia Kirill of our greed, just a job it was. Minister has repeatedly countered the attacks of journalists by the fact that Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman, a pair of Cadillac Escalade and other G-Class - all this is not his personal benefit, and the state. And they are not assigned to the diocese and to the Kremlin garage special purpose. The thing is that the patriarch - the person is very important and protected. Therefore, wrong to him to go on with anything.
However, in addition to the innate craving for luxury, there are Cyril and love avtostarine. For example, a few times a year, the patriarch come to work, that is in the Christ the Savior Cathedral on the "Seagull"! Moreover, the car is not simple, and served in the Russian Orthodox Church still in the middle of the last century.
The closest neighbors to Patriarch Kirill, of course, is to stretch and stretch, but, say, his Ukrainian colleagues are trying to meet the trend. Patriarch of Kyiv and All Ukraine, as well as his Russian counterpart, prefers Mercedes-Benz. However, not specially prepared the Pullman limousine, but only a modest but elongated S 500 4Matic.
the local Metropolitan Paul decided to excel in brotherly Belarus. It has a fleet long served faithfully for the snow-white of the BMW 7 Series, which went further predecessor Paul. They say such BMW Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, generally two, but to confirm this information we could not. But it is known that the first completely new priest's car not long ago become a brand new Range Rover with the Russian numbers. Whether business head of the Belarusian Catholic Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz often dissecting ... by bicycle!
Something we are all about themselves but about the neighbors. It's time to walk through the fleet of the chief priest in the world - the Pope. After all, unlike its eastern counterparts, whose garages secret that is urine, the Pope does not hide anything. There is everything from the coolest Harley-Davidson to the old Renault 4, the luxurious Cadillac DeVille to the banal Fiat Ducato ... In the garage there is even a pontiff stunning Ferrari Mondial 1988 release!
But, of course, the most famous dads car was, is and will be a specially prepared Mercedes-Benz 230G. It is this "Mers" for the first time called "popemobile" for a special armored superstructure in the rear. Moreover, at the request of the pontiff, the glass cover can be removed and defile before the congregation in off-road convertible.
But in fairness, we note that the previous Pope Benedict XVI, and the present Francis - both called for restraint. Moreover, in contrast to our rulers, Vatican savings begin with ourselves. Benedict XVI, for example, the overall decline in their administration costs, and on weekdays, moved on a regular Ford Focus. And Francis decided to give up luxury even during major holidays and moved from a luxury popemobile on Hyundai Santa Fe. However, the Korean SUV still had to finish a little: to remove the roof and make special handrails to the pope could meet the faithful standing.
Do not be reproached in the absence of measures and the other spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama. Today this cheerful old man are increasingly appearing in the passenger seat of an old Suzuki XL-7. However, not one, and accompanied by a motorcade of protection. On the other cars of the Dalai Lama is known little more than nothing. In the distant seventies leader of all Buddhists traveled to remote corners of the Himalayas in the Land Rover, which was subsequently handed over to the Dalai Lama Foundation in California.
Well, it turns out the priest priest alike. And how can we not think of the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Paul. He did not like the car could easily himself to repair shoes, and dressed himself in the service often. It is often to be found in public transport to read the Bible. Security, you say? Well, well ... Until his death, Paul preached his poverty, and because the title of patriarch allowed more ...