From April 2, 2020 to October 22, 2021, a special group of trained priests of the Hospital Commission of the Moscow Diocese made 4,020 visits.
The priests visited people with coronavirus, suspected coronavirus and dying without the symptoms of coronavirus, according to the website of the Synodal Charity Department of the Russian Orthodox Church.
It is noted that in the last month the number of requests for a visit of a priest has increased. Clergymen visit people in special suits and protective equipment.
In addition to home visits starting from April 2020, the priests of the special group have visited 57 medical institutions in the Moscow region.
Hospital ministry, spiritual and psychological assistance to hospital patients is one of the leading areas of social service of the Russian Orthodox Church. In Moscow, requests for a priest’s visit to a patient with coronavirus are accepted around the clock.