Irony As Church Chief Who Blamed COVID-19 On Homosexual Marriage Exams Optimistic For The Virus
A outstanding spiritual chief in Ukraine who blamed the Coronavirus pandemic on same-sex marriage has examined constructive 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 an announcement shared on its web site and on Fb over the weekend.
In a follow-up assertion launched on Tuesday September 8, the church mentioned its chief’s well being is “steady” as “remedy 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 an area Ukrainian TV station reportedly referred to as the disaster “God’s punishment for the sins of males and sinfulness of humanity.”
“To begin 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 intention is to indicate people who there isn’t a longer place for such statements from church leaders in Ukraine,” Perception’s chief, Olena Shevchenko, informed Thomson Reuters Basis on the time.
In response to the muse, 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.