MOSCOW, March 13 – RIA Novosti. The introduction of COVID passports could harm people who cannot be vaccinated, said the head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
The host of the Church and the World TV show on the Russia 24 channel recalled that the European Commission in March will present a bill on the introduction of COVID passports, which will indicate vaccination data.
“Thus, the principle of voluntariness and vaccination, which is declared in most European countries, will be violated. The introduction of such passports can cause serious harm to people who, for some reason, cannot get vaccinated and who have not been ill. Such a person must wait until he is ill to visit European countries? “, – said the Metropolitan on the air of the channel” Russia 24 “. The spread of coronavirus
He also drew attention to the fact that different countries have different vaccines, and “there will not be a single vaccine that is recognized by the whole world.”
“Will the passports include any vaccines or only those that have been recognized in the EU? There are much more questions than answers, and therefore the concerns expressed in this regard are not unfounded,” the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church concluded.