is called "Pasha Mercedes" for his special love for expensive cars.

The Metropolitan himself responded to these comments as follows: "Do we drive? Yes, we drive cars, I have a Mercedes. This is not a luxury, but a means of transportation. If they produced a good car of ours, I would drive it. I don't see anything here today they scold me: "You even drive with a laurel!" But I am almost fifty years old, I have diabetes, my joints hurt."  

At different times, Metropolitan Pavlo flashed three elite class cars, all Mercedes brands:

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI 4MATIC, Mercedes-Benz V 220 CDI and Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC

, writes "Obozrevatel".

Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC

is the car in which Pavel was seen most often.

Today, the cost of such a car reaches about UAH 6.3 million.

It was on him that he left the territory of the Lavra after the suspicion was announced to him on April 1, 2023. 

Photo: Wikipedia

On October 2, 2022, Ukrainian border guards detained Metropolitan Pavle in this car while trying to take church property, including icons, abroad.

The detainee himself explained this occasion by the fact that he allegedly "went to Moldova for diagnosis", and the icons were "purchased in a church pew and have no historical value".

Also, back in 2015, Pavla's driver violated traffic rules

in this car , for which he was stopped by the police.

The law enforcement officers demanded the driver to provide his license, but Pavlo himself came out to them from the salon and pathetically declared: "If I allow it, you take it, if I don't allow it, you don't take it."

At the law enforcement officer's reply that the driver violated traffic rules, Pavlo snapped: "Nothing, thank God."

After that, they got into the car with the driver and drove away without showing their documents.

Mercedes-Benz V 220 CDI

Photo: Wikipedia

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI 4MATIC

Photo: Wikipedia

Metropolitan Pavlo became the vicar of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra back in 1994.

Since then, he has been repeatedly involved in various scandals.


in the article

what is known about Pasha Mercedes, as he is popularly called.

We will remind you that Metropolitan Pavlo of the UOC MP

"lit up" a Louis Vuitton scarf for UAH 16,000, an iPhone 14 and an expensive watch.

The Shevchenkiv Court of Kyiv

chose a preventive measure for the former deputy of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel Lebed, in the form of two months of house arrest


The judge also forbade Metropolitan Pavlo to communicate with his believers.

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