The query “Patriarch Kirill got into an accident” jumped in search trends on May 22, 2023.
Netizens are looking for information about an accident in Moscow with a car that allegedly belongs to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev.
On the morning of May 22, 2023, Russian media reported that an Aurus executive car had been involved in an accident in the center of Moscow.
The car collided with Volvo on Prospekt Mira.
At the same time, one of the victims received medical assistance on the spot.
“According to our information, earlier a car with such numbers was assigned to Patriarch Kirill,” writes Telegram channel 112.
The media notes that it is not known whether Patriarch Kirill was in Aurus.
As of the morning of May 22, 2023, there are no messages about the incident in the telegram channel of the press service of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Russian Orthodox Church told Interfax that the information that Kirill’s Aurus got into an accident is not true.
“At the moment, the Aurus car with Patriarch Kirill is driving up to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior,” a source in the Patriarchate said.