Ptsu refused the procession for the anniversary of baptism of Kievan Rus

Non-canonical Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) will not hold the procession on the occasion of 1032 th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus, the Minister of culture Alexander Tkachenko.

Earlier, the head of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP) Metropolitan Onufriy because of the threat of coronavirus has decided to cancel the holding of the procession on the anniversary of baptism of Kievan Rus, which was scheduled for 27-28 July.

"PCU and the UOC (Ukrainian Orthodox Church – ed.) decided not to conduct the procession. In both churches the celebration will be held in compliance with the requirements of the quarantine. Glad that the primates of the Orthodox churches reacted responsibly to the recommendations of the Ministry of health and put the protection of human health priority," wrote Tkachenko in your Facebook.

The government of Ukraine from March 12 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month, later it was prolonged several times. The Cabinet also decided to soften a number of restrictive measures on may 11 in connection with a controlled epidemiological situation. On the first of the five stages of relaxation of constraints, the Ukrainian authorities have allowed the work of hairdressers and beauty salons, has opened a summer Playground cafes and restaurants, the ban was lifted on walks in the parks, resumed work the food stores. Then Ukraine launched a second phase in which the resumed work of public transport, hotels and kindergartens.

Since June 1, Ukraine has begun the third stage of the weakening of the quarantine allowed the work pools and gyms, and resumed the movement of railway transport and intercity transport vehicles. June 5, including resumed domestic flights, you are allowed full operation of the eating places in most regions, and on 15 June resumed international flights.

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