During the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s faith has been strengthened and they learned to help others in need, said Vladimir Legoyda, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media.
“We can firmly say that many people’s faith has been strengthened, they learned to help their neighbors and to engage in volunteer work,” said Vladimir Legoyda in an interview with IA TASS.
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that “one’s transformation under difficult conditions is always a miracle, seeing which many are strengthened in hope.”
“Certainly, there are those among us who have spent this year in panic, gossip, arguments, and condemnation. I believe and hope that such people were a minority,” added Vladimir Legoyda.
He also pointed out that although the pandemic in many ways has changed the lives of people, “but if we talk about the Church as the Body of Christ, we testify that it has remained unchanged, its nature, its mission, is in the salvation of a person regardless of external circumstances.”
“The history of the Church knows much more difficult times than the pandemic of the coronavirus infection, and we believe that the Savior will not leave us now,” he concluded.