[ by Charles Cameron — miracle in Egypt, human perfection in Russia ]
— The Independent (@Independent) June 10, 2015
It’s not entirely clear, then, why he would need to be “shriven ” — have his confession heard and be granted absolution — by Abbot Ephraim
To be fair, though — Putin‘s exact words, as reported in the body of the Independent post:
It appears that the Lord built my life in a way that I have nothing to regret.
Not quite the same thing as “God wanted him to be perfect” — although, doesn’t God want that for everyone? Matthew 5.48, at least in the King James version.
Meanwhile in Egypt:
Egypt mosque preacher: a man's tongue was paralysed when he tried to pray against Sisi, who then appeared in a vision http://t.co/55hEjmBLyC
— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) June 10, 2015