The Abbot of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan of the UOC-MP Pavel (Lebed) had contracted the coronavirus COVID-19. The test gave a positive result. In addition, another four sick monk.
The test result confirmed by the press service of the monastery. On COVID-19 was tested and other clergymen, and four of them the disease was diagnosed. Two monks have already been taken to the Alexander hospital.
Earlier, the Metropolitan Paul called to ignore the quarantine, saying that worse is not a disease but a sin. He invited people to the monastery to Holy communion and prayed. Criticizing the quarantine, Metropolitan Paul, has opposed the restrictions on visits to parishioners. He called COVID-19 retribution for sin, and claimed that now people have the opposite as often as possible to go to Church to beg for forgiveness.
Now, with the April 4, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in quarantine, it is closed for visitors. Worship is attended only by monks.