The state and the church must unite efforts for the benefit of society – Shmyhal

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The Prime Minister Denis Shmygal discussed with the representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (VRCiRO) the prospects of cooperation for the benefit of society.

This was reported by UA with reference to the Government portal.

The meeting was also attended by:

  • Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko;
  • Minister of Health Viktor Liashko;
  • Minister of Community and Territorial Development Oleksiy Chernyshov;
  • representatives of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Social Policy.

The Prime Minister noted that representatives of religious organizations are promoting the COVID-19 vaccination process.

“Our own example of vaccination and the opening of vaccination points at religious organizations gave a good impetus to the process in general. We expect to vaccinate the majority of the adult population by the end of the year. This will undoubtedly help save many lives” – Shmyhal said.

It was also noted at the meeting that active work is underway to maintain units in the structure of regional state administrations that implement state policy in the field of religion. According to the Prime Minister, the main problem is the lack of staff. He called on the Central Election Commission to provide proposals for a comprehensive solution to this issue.

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