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Patriarch blesses television station with sanctified paint roller

Patriarch Daniel uses a "sanctification rod" to bless hard to reach places.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   June 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 18 (UPI) -- Patriarch Daniel, the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church, debuted an unconventional blessing strategy Monday when he blessed a church-operated television station with a paint roller dipped in holy water.

He uses a "sanctification rod" to bless hard to reach places, a spokesman told Romanian news outlet Adevarul.

The patriarch, who was elected in 2007, is known for establishing Trinitas Radio and Trinitas Television, which now reaches most of the Romanian territory.

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