MOSCOW, April 13 – RIA Novosti, Olga Lipich. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in March received a two-component vaccination against coronavirus with one of the Russian vaccines and feels well after vaccination, Vladimir Legoyda, head of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media, told RIA Novosti after an in-person meeting of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church chaired by the Patriarch.
The first in-person meeting of the Synod in 2021 was held on Tuesday in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, all its participants, including the Primate of the Church, were wearing medical masks. “Yes, the Holy Patriarch was vaccinated. Both injections were made back in March, before the 20th,” – Legoyda told RIA Novosti in response to a question whether the face-to-face format of the meeting for the first time in many months means that Patriarch Kirill was vaccinated against coronavirus some time ago and can already safely participate in public events.
According to Legoyda, after the vaccination, Patriarch Kirill “feels very well.”
When asked what kind of vaccine the Primate of the Russian Church was inoculated with, the agency's interlocutor replied: “One of three domestic ones.”