2021-09-02 14:36:00

More than 5.5 thousand clerics and monks of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia have been ill with coronavirus

Moscow, September 2, Interfax - A total of 5,540 people from among the clergy and monastics of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia have been ill with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, the working group under Patriarch Kirill reports.

It's specified that 452 of them are clerics of parishes in Moscow, 4079 are clerics of dioceses of Russia and 1009 are clerics and residents of stavropegia (regional monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch).

In addition, as of September 1, 130 clerics and monastics of the Russian Orthodox Church continue to be treated for coronavirus in Russia, including one cleric of Moscow, 122 clerics of the dioceses of Russia and seven people from among the clergy and residents of the stavropegia.

Also, as of September 1, 182 deaths from the effects of coronavirus were registered in Russia among the clergy of Moscow and dioceses, clergy and residents of the stavropegia.