Ukrainian church pioneer who accused COVID-19 on gay marriage, tests positive for the infection


An unmistakable strict pioneer in Ukraine who accused the Coronavirus pandemic for same-sex marriage has tried positive for the infection, his congregation reported.

Patriarch Filaret, 91, the pioneer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate, contracted COVID-19 and was hence hospitalized, the congregation affirmed an announcement shared on its site and on Facebook throughout the end of the week.

In a subsequent articulation delivered on Tuesday September 8, the congregation said its pioneer’s wellbeing is “steady” as “treatment proceeds.”

“We approach you to keep on petitioning God for His Holiness Patriarch Filaret, so the All-Merciful and Almighty Lord God will recuperate the Patriarch,” the announcement proceeded.

Back in March, Patriarch Filaret in a meeting with a neighborhood Ukrainian TV station purportedly called the emergency “God’s discipline for the wrongdoings of men and wickedness of mankind.”

“Above all else, I mean same-sex marriage,” he included. “This is the reason for the Covid.”

Following Filaret’s dubious remarks, the Ukrainian LGBTQ rights bunch Insight recorded a claim against him in April.

“Our point is to show individuals that there is no longer spot for such proclamations from chapel pioneers in Ukraine,” Insight’s pioneer, Olena Shevchenko, disclosed to Thomson Reuters Foundation at that point.

As indicated by the establishment, the suit looked for an expression of remorse from Filaret for scattering bogus data and a remedy from the TV station that broadcasted his questionable comments.

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