“The church should be opened urgently so that the laity can enter inside. You know that it is entirely within the framework of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to organize the process. Yesterday I had a meeting with representatives of the Holy Synod – I said that everything that is needed by the state, we will provide it. But we cannot interfere directly in the process. The notary deed and the legal issues with the property have yet to be analyzed.”
This was commented by the Prime Minister Academician Nikolay Denkov on the occasion of the tension that arose around the incident with the closure of the Russian Church in Sofia and the expulsion of the Russian priests in it, who were found guilty of espionage. According to the prime minister, the church must remain open, and that is precisely why the Patriarch created the necessary organization.
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“Russian priests were not expelled, people who worked against the national interests of Bulgaria were expelled. I have read the report of DANS on the subject, it is clear enough and well-founded that these people should not be allowed in the country for the next 5 years,” stressed Denkov. More: Peevski on the resignation of the head of DANCE: We will assess (VIDEO)
Regarding the comments about a possible delay in the reaction on the part of DANS with the expulsion of the Russian citizens, the Prime Minister announced that a conversation with the chairman of DANS Plamen Tonchev is forthcoming. We remind you that a few days ago there was tension between the services and the government along the axis of parties and the chairman of DANS – read more here: “Irresponsible and dangerous”: DANS with a sharp tone towards Kiril Petkov and accusations of incompetence.
“Politicians have the right to express positions on all topics, but the leadership of DANS has no right to express political positions,” Denkov sharply objected.
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