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Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva on Russian Patriarch Kirill’s statements: Gratitude is given, not required, much less in such a tone

Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva on Russian Patriarch Kirill’s statements: Gratitude is given, not required, much less in such a tone

14 March 2018 | 13:09 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Gratitude is given. It is a feeling that cannot be required, much less in such a tone, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva told the Bulgarian National Television referring to Russian Patriarch Kirill’s statements during his visit to Bulgaria.
“Bulgarian people have repeatedly expressed their gratitude, and we do feel it. This tone is inappropriate, to say the least. In my opinion, it is mandatory that we, as we have always thanked Russia, should also be thankful for the thousands of victims from other countries,” the minister said. “The expression of gratitude cannot and should not be a reason for such a tone,” Minister Zaharieva added.
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Macedonian church not discussed during Russian Patriarch Kirill’s visit

Macedonian church not discussed during Russian Patriarch Kirill’s visit

5 March 2018 | 12:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The subject of the Macedonian Orthodox Church was not discussed during the visit of Russian Patriarch Kirill, Protoiereus Nikolay Georgiev, Spokesperson for the Holy Synod, said in an interview with the BNT television. In his words, the Bulgarian Church has not yet taken any action regarding the Macedonian Church.
He refused to comment on the statement made by Patriarch Kirill, who expressed disapproval over the government’s official rhetoric during the celebrations of Bulgaria’s Liberation Day, adding “I can only say what I saw – his excitement and joy at what he was experiencing at Shipka Pass.”
The most important thing at such meetings between patriarchs is the service they jointly conduct, the priest said, adding that there has never been a conflict between the two churches despite the conflicts between the two states.
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