Moscow, March 1, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations Vladimir Legoyda says that talks about Patriarch Kirill's luxurious life are groundless.
"He does not live in luxury. He has to cope with inhuman work load and inhuman schedule. And he is provided a lifestyle that is far from a lifestyle of a very rich person. I have friends who are involved in business, their life standards are incomparable," Legoyda said on air RTVI TV Channel.
The church official noted that he worked with the patriarch eight years and he did not understand how he "bears the workload that he had to face."
"So in this situation I cannot say that he had to drive Lada Kalina or even go around by tram. These talks are empty," Legoyda said stressing that "the patriarch is a person who does not have personal time."