By Kostas Onisenko
The Patriarch of Moscow “broke” quarantine in order to participate in the Sunday Divine Liturgy today.
The Patriarch had received the coronavirus test results, which were negative, while in general, according to the Russian media, his state of health is good.
Patriarch Kirill had been in quarantine since the 8th of October, as he had come in contact with a person who was tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported yesterday that according to the statements of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Kirill would remain in quarantine for 14 days in accordance with the medical protocol.
In fact, Metropolitan Hilarion said: “The rules apply to everyone, there can be no exceptions.” However, the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate reported today that Patriarch Kirill finally officiated in the morning.