By Kostas Onisenko
About 100 priests/monks of the Russian Church have lost their lives to COVID-19.
This number was publicly announced by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow during his speech at the Holy Synod, which began last Tuesday and is being conducted remotely.
The Russian Patriarch warned the hierarchs about the coronavirus deniers, who believe that the pandemic was made to drive people away from the Church.
“And when someone tells us – among them priests as well – that there is no pandemic, that all this is a lie and that it has been deliberately created to limit the number of people visiting the temples and to limit the movement of people, the answer to these lies is the passing away of our fathers and brothers who have lost their battle against COVID-19”, said the Patriarch of Moscow.