Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church--Kiev Patriarchate, is reportedly stable and undergoing treatment. The church announced in a Facebook post on September 4 that Filaret had tested positive for Covid-19.

大主教菲拉雷特是烏克蘭東正教會基輔主教,據報道,他目前情況穩定,正在接受治療。9月4日,教會在Facebook上宣布菲拉雷特的新冠病毒檢測呈陽性。



The 91-year-old made headlines in March when he told a Ukrainian TV channel that the coronavirus crisis was "God's punishment for the sins of men, the sinfulness of humanity."
"First of all, I mean same-sex marriage," he added.

今年3月,這位91歲的老人在接受烏克蘭一家電視臺采訪時說,新冠病毒危機是“上帝對人類罪孽的懲罰,是人類罪惡的表現”,他因此登上了新聞頭條。
“首先,我指的是同性婚姻,”他補充道。

The Ukranian LGBTQ+ group Insight sued the leader following his comments, saying his words could potentially fuel hate and discrimination. The lawsuit called for an apology from Filaret and a retraction from him and the TV channel, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported.

烏克蘭LGBTQ+團體在他的言論后起訴了他,稱他的言論可能會助長仇恨和歧視。據湯森路透基金會報道,該訴訟要求菲拉雷特道歉,并要求菲拉雷特本人和電視頻道撤回聲明。

"Our aim is to show people that there is no longer place for such statements from church leaders in Ukraine," Olena Shevchenko, head of Insight, told the organization in April.

“我們的目的是向人們表明,烏克蘭的教會領袖不再有發表此類言論的地方,”Insight負責人奧萊娜·舍甫琴科4月份告訴該組織。

Amnesty International Ukraine condemned Filaret's comments at the time.

烏克蘭國際特赦組織當時譴責了菲拉雷特的言論。

"Such statements ... are very harmful because they could lead to increased attacks, aggression, discrimination and acceptance of violence against certain groups," Maria Guryeva, a spokeswoman for the organization, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“這樣的聲明…非常有害,因為它們可能導致針對某些群體的襲擊、侵略、歧視和暴力行為的增加,”該組織發言人瑪麗亞·古里耶娃對湯森路透基金會表示。

The church responded to the lawsuit, saying, "As the head of the church and as a man, the Patriarch has the freedom to express his views, which are based on morality."

教會對訴訟的回應是,“作為教會的領袖和人,主教有表達他基于道德的觀點的自由?!?

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church--Kiev Patriarchate is one of the largest Christian denominations in the country. Members of the Kiev Patriarchate made up about 25% of Ukraine's 27.8 million Orthodox believers in 2016, according to the Ukrainian think tank Razumkov Centre.

烏克蘭東正教——是該國最大的基督教教派之一。烏克蘭智庫拉祖姆科夫中心的數據顯示,2016年,烏克蘭2780萬東正教信徒中,基輔牧首約占25%。

Relationships between people of the same sex are legal in Ukraine, although the country does not currently recognize same-sex marriage, according to the LGBT database site Equaldex. Ukraine ranked 35 out of 49 countries in a ranking of European countries for LGBTQ+ friendliness, according to the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe).

根據同性戀數據庫網站Equaldex的說法,盡管烏克蘭目前不承認同性婚姻,但同性之間的關系在烏克蘭是合法的。根據國際女同性戀、男同性戀、雙性戀、變性人和陰陽人協會對歐洲國家同性戀的排名,烏克蘭在49個國家中排名第35。

As of Wednesday, there have been more than 143,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ukraine. Nearly 3,000 people have died.

截至周三,烏克蘭已確診新冠肺炎病例超過14.3萬例。近3000人死亡。