President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a conversation with the heads of churches about the safety of Easter celebration and holding worship services given the spread of COVID-19. He told this to the RSA heads and mayors of the regional centers during the conference call.
“Church leaders understand that worship can be conducted online, as a video conference. If a ceremony requires the presence of people, then the number of parishioners must be limited. All church leaders agree with this,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The parties considered the possibility of placing patrols near temples and churches. In the event of a large crowd of people, they should talk to the parishioners and explain that it is dangerous to gather not only for themselves, but also for the health of those around them.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed that there is an agreement with the heads of churches to involve their representatives in the regional headquarters on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in case of a necessity.
However, the President stressed, the most difficult issue is still the Easter holidays.
“Easter usually gathers many people in the church. Among them are those who came from abroad. So now we are preparing and will soon present the Easter at Home project, which will help celebrate this great holiday at home without gathering in crowds in churches,” the Head of State said.