The online version of the famous British news outlet published a story on Tuesday about an unusual gesture performed by Patriarch Daniel, leader of the Orthodox Church in Romania.
“The leader of Romania’s Orthodox church has been mocked for using a paint-roller dipped in holy oil to bless new TV and radio studios”.
BBC makes note of the fact that most of Romania’s media, professional or not, has taken the opportunity to poke fun at the Church official and Orthodox custom in general. The Romanian Church responded to the press coverage.
“The patriarch of the Romanian orthodox church has found a new way of getting the holiness out: by dipping a paint-roller in holy water and rubbing it over everything. He was seen recently blessing TV studios in Romania with his ingenious bless-with-ease invention”.