Now the Ukrainian media is full of stories about the luxurious watch Kirill has been wearing (pictures here).
According to the Unian news agency:
Kyrylo Hovorun, the chairman of the Department of External Church relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, declined to comment to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service on the patriarch's choice of watch, but promised to answer the question later.
Regardless, does it matter? Probably not, as I'm sure the pope has plenty of watches and ecclesiastical garments that would make an off-the-shelf Swiss watch seem rather shabby, but it is a little rich given that on this trip Kirill has been condemning Western liberal values and unrestrained consumption.
-- Luke Allnutt