The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has supported the initiative of the Supreme Committee of the brotherhood of man about the conduct of the may 14 day of prayer and fasting for the deliverance of mankind from the pandemic.

Earlier Pope Francis during the traditional Sunday sermon at the Vatican supported the initiative of the Higher Committee on human brotherhood to be held on 14 may, the day of universal prayer and fasting with the participation of representatives of all religions to overcome the pandemic coronavirus.

"it is with great joy and enthusiasm the news about the announcement of the Supreme Committee of human brotherhood may 14, a Day of prayer, fasting and pleas for humanity. We Express our gratitude to the Supreme Committee of human brotherhood, and Sheikh of the Islamic University "Azhar" Ahmad al-Tayyib and Pope Francis for their participation in this initiative. We are very happy to support it", – said Kadyrov on the page "Vkontakte"

In his view, "only by coming together and overcoming differences, between us, we can hope that God have mercy on us" and destroying a pandemic, people will become "purer, wiser, more humane and stronger".

Kadyrov said that Chechnya since the beginning of the epidemic every evening in the Central mosque named after Akhmad-Hadji Kadyrov is known to theologians and religious leaders pray for protection from the pandemic and the healing of the sick, in all the mosques of the Republic to recite the Quran.

Higher Committee for human brotherhood was created in August of 2019 for the implementation of the objectives contained in the "Document on the brotherhood for world peace and living together". This document was signed by Pope Francis together with the Imam of one of the oldest and most prestigious Muslim theological universities of the world "Azhar" Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyip February 4, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 3.3 million cases of infection, about 240 thousand people died.