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Orthodox Church of Ukraine ready to provide its temples for Covid-19 patients

Source : 112 Ukraine

The church always stays with its people, even in the most difficult times, - Metropolitan Epifaniy
08:48, 25 March 2020

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine could provide its shrines for the needs of those sick with Chinese coronavirus. Epifaniy, the Head of the Orthodox Church posted this on Facebook

The church always stays with its people, even in the most difficult times... The places that are at my disposal as a Metropolitan may be provided for taking in the sick. So in the coming days, they will be prepared so that they can hold those who need an examination or treatment. We will do so wherever there's an opporunity and the need in eparchies all over Ukraine. This is why we will cope with this tough period together", Epifaniy wrote.

Related: Zelensky calls on church leaders to conduct online services

The Metropolitan reiterated that in accordance with the explanations of the Holy Synod, only churchmen can stay at shrines during the holy mass; no worshippers are allowed for now.

Previously, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church reported it was ready to turn its shrines into hospitals.

Related: 27 people hospitalized in Ivano-Frankivsk region with suspicion of Covid-19

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