UOC has commented on the introduction of quarantine in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra

MOSCOW, 14 APR – RIA Novosti. In the Ukrainian Orthodox Church called on the media and the public forces not to start a “witch hunt” accusations of the Church and Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in the failure of sanitary measures to keep “composure and mutual support” and to pay attention to the “serious danger”.

on Monday, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko said that the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra was closed for quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, only there are more than 90 cases of infection. Laura died two to settle, one from chronic illness and severe pneumonia, the cause of death of the second set. The monastery sent a mobile x-ray and the medical team for conducting the PCR tests for the coronavirus. UOC has also assured that the access of believers to the monastery ceased.

He said that all the monks of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra passed the medical examination and those who need, it turns out medical assistance. According to the Hierarch, met all required health standards, a permanent disinfection, and in the UOC hope that over time, the gates of the Lavra will be opened again for the faithful.

“In light of this, how strange and even humanly ugly are the attempts of certain forces to organize a real “witch hunt”. Especially because right at the moment we are challenged to present a serious danger. In particular, the fire in the Chernobyl zone, which can absorb radioactive waste storage. The consequences can be truly catastrophic,” – said the Manager of the UOC.

According to Metropolitan Anthony, is on this direction you need now to throw all our resources and efforts, “without stirring up passions in those situations where, on the contrary, it is appropriate composure and mutual support”.

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