In meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill President Radev firmly upheld his stance: Bulgarian Orthodox Church Holy Synod

Photo: picture library

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has released a statement about the meeting of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev with Russian Patriarch Kirill in 4 March in Sofia. Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte attended the meeting too.

The Holy Synod states that during the meeting President Rumen Radev firmly upheld his positions.

During the meeting Patriarch Kirill expressed his sadness and disenchantment over demeaning Russia’s role in the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation and paying homage to other states.

The president assured the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church that the Bulgarian nation had never stopped paying homage and expressing gratitude to the Russian people, the Russian Church and the soldiers of the Liberation Army of Emperor Alexander II.

In the meantime, President Radev was explicit that the way the Church fights for the soul of every human being, Bulgarians are grateful to the memory of every soldier who fought in the Russian Army under the flags of Emperor Alexander II and died for the Bulgarian freedom, regardless of the soldier’s ethnicity.

More from category

Jean-Claude Juncker with mixed feelings for EU-Turkey Varna summit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted he expected the EU-Turkey summit due in Varna, Bulgaria, with mixed feelings . He said that at a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk. Jean-Claude Juncker..

published on 3/23/18 5:56 PM

Electronic system set to replace paper tickets in Sofia

Sofia plans to finally replace paper tickets for public transport with a new electronic system for transport fare collection, the CEO of the Urban Mobility Center Hristian Petrov has said. Collection of transport fares will be based on the time..

published on 3/23/18 5:31 PM

Border Police checks into unchecked airplane passengers, update

An internal check has been assigned to the Bulgarian Border Police over passengers on a flight from from Paris who entered Bulgaria without the respective border control. The plane of a Bulgarian airline landed at Sofia Airport in the afternoon..

updated on 3/23/18 4:58 PM