Religious leaders are expected to support the war effort by the authorities.
The situation involves risks of starvation for the local population.
Russia currently maintains blasphemy laws punishing those who “offend the religious feelings of believers.”
The court stated that religious literature was also distributed during the service.
He has once again called for peace during his Ash Wednesday General Audience.
The number of casualties after the incident is still under investigation.
Although the decision was conveyed in a context of war, it raises concerns when it comes to religious freedom.
The vandals also broke down the gate to the bridge leading to the temple.