Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarchal Exarch of Africa Leonid (Gorbachev) published a video with Ukrainian prisoners of war in his Telegram channel and laughed at them.
At the beginning of the video, Ukrainians sing the song "Chervona Kalina", in the second part of the video they are forced to sing the song "Lube" against the background of the Russian flag, "Why are birches making such a noise in Russia."
The Metropolitan captioned the video: “I always said that a good regent is worth its weight in gold. I think now it’s possible to join the church choir.”
This is not the first entry on military topics in the Telegram channel of Metropolitan Leonid. In publications, he congratulates the Air Force and the Navy on their professional holidays, and also comments on the statement by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss that if elected to the post of Prime Minister, she "is going to ensure the defeat of Russia in a special operation."
Justifies the war and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (Vladimir Gundyaev). Pope Francis said that during a conversation with him, Gundyaev read from a piece of paper for twenty minutes and gave arguments justifying Russia's war against Ukraine. Later, the Russian Orthodox Church published a speech by Gundyaev, in which he, addressing the Pope, spoke about the "flying time of missiles" and the expansion of NATO. In April, 190 priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) of the Moscow Patriarchate demanded that Patriarch Kirill be brought before a church tribunal for supporting the war.