From April 2020 to January 23, 2021, priests of the Moscow region made 1,302 visits to patients with coronavirus to perform the Sacraments at home and in hospitals.
In particular, priests from specially formed groups visited patients at their homes 499 times, and in hospitals 803 times (a total of 57 hospitals were visited), according to the website of the Synodal Charity Department.
The special group includes 20 priests who have received safety briefings and training. They visit patients in special suits and protective equipment.
On average, priests from the special group make from 5 to 10 visits a day in Moscow.
In addition, the Hospital Commission of the Moscow Diocese organized the work of a round-the-clock line, calling on which a person with coronavirus, who live in Moscow, can apply for the Sacraments of Confession, Unction and Communion at home or in a hospital.