President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges church leaders to conduct divine service online: Today, people need faith, but they need security as well

23 March 2020 - 21:50

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the heads of churches of all denominations to conduct divine service without the presence of believers in order not to create crowds of people facilitating the spread of coronavirus.

“I thank those church leaders who understand the danger and conduct divine service online, without people. I am sure other leaders will join these forced measures. After all, today people really need faith, but they equally need basic security,” the President said in his video address.

The Head of State once again urged citizens to stay home and not go outside without necessity.

“This applies not only to the elderly, but also to all citizens. Don't pose a risk to yourself and other people,” he stressed.

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, even the richest countries in the world frankly tell about the unpreparedness of their medical systems to withstand the heavy load of the number of coronavirus patients.

“Therefore, the number one task is to minimize the spread of the virus,” the President emphasized.