BOLSHAYA YELNIA – An all-female religious sect believe that Vladimir Putin is the reincarnation of St. Paul the Apostle.
The religious sect of the Russian Orthodox church consists entirely of women, who meet in a small three story brick building in Bolshaya Yelnia, a small town near the Volga River.
Vladimir Putin has become the ultimate object of veneration for the sect whose members believe the premier is the reincarnation of St. Paul the Apostle.
The sect was founded by a woman calling herself Mother Fotina in the village of Bolshaya Yelnia. Mother Fotina, whose real name is reportedly Svetlana Frolova, teaches her followers that Putin was St. Paul in his past life and that his political career follows in the early Christian missionary’s footsteps.
“According to the Bible, Paul the Apostle was a military commander at first,” she is quoted as saying. “In his days in the KGB, Putin also did some rather unrighteous things. But once he became president, he was imbued with the Holy Spirit, and just like the apostle, he started heading his flock.”
The number of women in the sect is unknown, but estimates are over two million Russian women.
Vladmir Putin supports the sect. “It is impressive that they think so highly of the me. They make a lot of sense,” Putin reportedly said.
And recently there was a statue of Putin that was… weeping myrrh.
“Attention! Starting from Thursday, the icon of Vladimir Putin was renewed and started seeping myrrh,” the group said in a statement. “God is giving us signs of His gracious presence.”
Here’s a report on St. Putin.
Did you know St. Putin can sing?