In a message on Thursday, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel urged everyone to increase prayer during the pandemic. The Patriarch asked Romanians to follow the measures of sanitary protection and to listen to the advice of doctors.
Patriarch Daniel’s call for prayers and health preservation: full text
In this extremely difficult period, when our country is facing the most intense wave of the pandemic that suffocates the intensive care units of hospitals, the Romanian Patriarchate urges all its faithful and all its clergy to increase the prayer for health, to respect the protection measures recommended by the medical authorities and to listen to the advice of doctors working to alleviate the suffering of the sick.
Life and health, being gifts received from God, must be preserved and cultivated with much care, humility, and wisdom, for the personal profit, that of the family, and of the society in which we live.
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church