The issue of compliance with quarantine restrictions and recommendations during the celebration of religious holidays was raised at a meeting of Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO).
The Prime Minister noted that in April-May the religious community would celebrate a number of important holidays, including Palm Sunday, the Resurrection Sunday, Ramadan Bayram and others.
Denys Shmyhal emphasized the need for all religious organizations to observe quarantine restrictions and recommendations regarding the conduct of services, religious rites, and ceremonies during the celebration of the aforesaid holidays.
"Holidays are a joy, and it is important to ensure that this joy is not overshadowed by the growth of morbidity. We appreciate that the representatives of religious organizations do everything to comply with quarantine norms. For its part, the Government will continue to exert every effort to guarantee that the state policy in the field of religion is effective, yielding the result and aimed at the realization of the relevant rights and freedoms of citizens," the Prime Minister stressed.
Apart from that, Denys Shmyhal thanked the representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations for understanding and supporting the state-imposed temporary restrictions on their activities, as well as for their stance on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination process.
"We are grateful to the representatives of religious organizations for joining the campaign to promote the immunization process through demonstrating their own examples of vaccination," said the Prime Minister.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister noted that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, which is the main partner of state structures in communication with religious organizations.