“God’s punishment” for holy man

The head of a church in Europe who blamed Covid-19 on gay people has been hospitalized with Covid-19.

Patriarch Filaret, the head of the 42-million strong Ukrainian Orthodox Church, has pneumonia.

The Church said in a statement that the Patriarch had tested positive for Covid-19.

Filaret said on television in April that the pandemic is “God’s punishment for the sins of men and the sinfulness of humanity.”

He said he meant same-sex marriage. He later doubled down on his words.