Chișinău, May 20, 2020
Meeting at the Metropolitan residence in Chișinău under the chairmanship of His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir yesterday, May 19, the Holy Synod of the Moldovan Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate adopted an address to the state authorities regarding a possible future coronavirus vaccine, reports the site of the Moldovan Church.
The appeal, addressed to the President, head of Parliament, and Prime Minister, emphasizes that, according to the Moldovan constitution, any vaccine should be offered on a voluntary basis, despite talk from politicians and businessmen around the world about making a coronavirus vaccine mandatory.
Recalling the March 17-May 17 state of emergency in Moldova, the hierarchs write that, “During this time, we all had the opportunity to understand what it means to restrict the basic rights of citizens.”
“An increasing number of presidents, politicians, deputies, businessmen and medical experts openly declare testing of certain vaccines against COVID-19, which should be mandatory. There were also such statements in the political environment of the Republic of Moldova,” the appeal states.
However, the constitution of Moldova does not allow for forced vaccinations, the bishops write. The Convention on Human Rights also stipulates that the “vaccination of the population, as well as any medical intervention, should be carried out on a voluntary basis, only with the consent and full information of the patient,” the hierarchs add.
“The interest and good of the human being must prevail over the unique interest of society or science. (It follows from this that the public good cannot be invoked to harm a person),” the Holy Synod reasons.
Thus, the Synod calls for the state to ensure all the basic rights of citizens who refuse mandatory vaccination, and to ensure the human right not to be implanted with any chips or devices, “taking into account the information provided by scientists about their danger, as well as the prophecies of the Apocalypse of John the Evangelist and the holy fathers.”