"We truly should have lasting immunity against any ideas and any leaders who call on us to embrace some new, unknown happy future through the destruction of our life, our traditions and our faith," the 71-year-old powerful Church leader said in a possible dig at the opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
That was no dig at Putin. It was a direct condemnation of the Bolsheviks. He was referring to not falling for people coming along trying to lead the Orthodox Christians astray (astray in Kirill's view). He was stating that the Orthodox Church should be permanently immune by law (including secular) from giving up Russian Orthodox teachings.