Herein, I Bind/Tie/Remit putin and #kirill’s sins on their heads. In other words, I Refuse them Forgiveness.
In putin’s case it is his lies (NOT going to invade Ukraine, Not bombarding Civilians/Civilian areas, etc,), his crime of destroying another country, killing women and Children.
putin going to church, making the sign of the cross, whatever, count for Nothing besides these things.
In kirill’s case it is his Naivette., Not being concerned about putin’s crimes stated above. Also, …
Putin found one substantial plank from Russia’s past that he could build with: Orthodoxy. His government made a deal with the church. The state would help rebuild the church that had made Russia special for more than a thousand years, and the church would support the government, conservative values, and even Putin’s questionable foreign interventions in Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere. (From: https://restoftheiceberg.org/posts/2018/4/2/why-does-the-russian-orthodox-church-support-vladimir-putin)
All those deals do not save kirill’s skin. …All heads of Christian churches are supposed to be The Vicar of Christ. That, evidently, takes some doing.
(In the event of either or both of them Recanting, with the UTMOST sincerety, my above gets Nullified).
Christ Jesus gave His Aposles, (NOT to the Public in general, see John 20.19), the Authority to forgive sins, Or to Refuse that.
That is Hugely contested, but here is what The Bible says He said:
We can see that ALL versions (translations) say the Same thing. Pl look at the left column. My being Ordained gives me that Authority.
If You ask What Practical purpose does my statement serve… Useful Only if it reaches their Ears. But Funnier things have happened,