MOSCOW, may 2 – RIA Novosti. The Russian Orthodox Church has come to certain conclusions in the pandemic coronavirus, in particular, will give special attention to measures for the disinfection of various objects in the temples, said Saturday the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion.

“of Course, I think of this story and some lessons will be made in respect of, in particular, all that concerns the disinfection of those items that are in the Church,” said Metropolitan Hilarion in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia 24”.

as an example he cited the tradition of kissing of icons by believers.

“of Course, if the icon is under glass, it somehow always wiped with a damp cloth. But perhaps this tradition to wipe the icons of the alcoholic solution – she will remain”, – said the Hierarch.

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