In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

Irony As Church Chief Who Blamed COVID-19 On Homosexual Marriage Exams Constructive For The Virus

Irony As Church Leader Who Blamed COVID-19 On Gay Marriage Tests Positive For The Virus

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Patriarch Filaret

A distinguished non secular chief in Ukraine who blamed the Coronavirus pandemic on same-sex marriage has examined optimistic for the virus, his church introduced.

Patriarch Filaret, 91, the chief of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate, contracted COVID-19 and was subsequently hospitalized, the church confirmed a press release shared on its web site and on Fb over the weekend.

In a follow-up assertion launched on Tuesday September eight, the church stated its chief’s well being is “secure” as “therapy continues.”

“We ask you to proceed to hope for His Holiness Patriarch Filaret, in order that the All-Merciful and Almighty Lord God will heal the Patriarch,” the assertion continued.

Again in March, Patriarch Filaret in an interview with a neighborhood Ukrainian TV station reportedly referred to as the disaster “God’s punishment for the sins of males and sinfulness of humanity.”

“To start with, I imply same-sex marriage,” he added. “That is the reason for the coronavirus.”


Following Filaret’s controversial feedback, the Ukrainian LGBTQ rights group Perception filed a lawsuit towards him in April.


“Our goal is to point out those that there isn’t any longer place for such statements from church leaders in Ukraine
,” Perception’s chief, Olena Shevchenko, advised Thomson Reuters Basis on the time.

In accordance with the inspiration, the go well with sought an apology from Filaret for disseminating false info and a correction from the TV station that aired his controversial remarks.

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