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Anointing service drama: How world leaders behave in places of worship

Political leaders are powerful. Yet, many of them drop the air around them whenever they go to places of worship. The general belief is that at places of worship, there is a higher being who deserves more respect that any political leader.

On many occasions, even leaders with different political ideologies or other differences set such aside while they are in places of worship.

The late Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary, Mother Teresa once said: “There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God.”

Ask the paparazzi, they can attest that the most humble photos of powerful people they have in their galleries were taken in places of worship.

However, the recent anointing service drama involving the wife of Lagos State Governor,  Bolanle Ambode and the Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, Venerable Femi Taiwo, calls for the re-examination of such facts in Nigeria.

Here are six photos of world leaders who kept their calm in places of worship…

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin stands amidst other congregants at the Christmas service at the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in the village of Turginovo, Tver Region.

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits on the floor while sharing with Muslim community during Ramadan.

world leaders Canadian PM justin Trudeau sharing ramadan meal

  • Former US president Barack Obama and his family stand with congregants as he attended church service at Washington’s Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, about six blocks from the White House.

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  • Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron bows down alongside other worshipers at a Sikh Temple.

David Cameron Sikh

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sings a hymn with other congregants during worship service at the First United Methodist.

world leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

  • German chancellor Angela Merkel shows reverence as she attends a memorial service

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