Moscow, May 20, 2020
Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, the Chairman of the Russian Church’s Patriarchal Commission for Family and Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, has recovered from the coronavirus and returning to his ministry, a source close to his family told RIA-Novosti yesterday.
Fr. Dimitry was hospitalized on May 5 with pneumonia, testing positive for the coronavirus. On Sunday, Fr. Dimitry reported that he was feeling much better and was in a regular room in the hospital, with a normal temperature.
“Fr. Dimitry is recovering. He’s fine,” the source said yesterday, adding that the latest COVID-19 test returned negative results.