The Russian patriarch Cyril suffers a public mishap. He slips during a service - on holy water. "Laws of physics," says Putin's supporter - critics have a different point of view.
Moscow Patriarch Kirill slipped and fell during a live televised service in southern Russia. The 75-year-old was then able to continue the trade fair. He slipped on the holy water-soaked floor. "Thanks to God's grace without consequences," said Kyrill afterwards, according to the Ria Novosti news agency. His fall was due "to the laws of physics".
"The floor is beautiful, you can reflect in it, it's so glittering and smooth. But if water gets on it, even if it's holy water, the laws of physics work," so he was unfortunate "slid," says Kyrill . The fair was dedicated to the dedication of a church in the southern Russian port and naval base of Novorossiysk.
Kirill is considered one of the most important supporters of President Vladimir Putin's war course against Ukraine. In the social networks, where the video of his fall quickly spread, criticism and malicious joy could also be heard. The opposition Telegram channel Solovjiny Pomjot commented: "The Lord has given Russia a sign that it is a sin to pray for genocide."