BULGARIA: THE ORTHODOX METROPOLITAN BISHOP KIRIL REJECTS CHARGES OF COLLABORATIONISM

” “The Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop Varna Kiril of Bulgaria was charged with collaboration with the communist regime. Under the new law for the opening of the file, it will soon be clear who at the time collaborated with the state security. The Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop Kiril totally denies these charges and will ask the Home Ministry for a document certifying his innocence. The reaction of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has also been a quiet one. After the Wielgus affair, the issue of the files that is worrying public opinion so much in Bulgaria concerned churchmen too, while so far some journalists and politicians had been charged with collaboration with the old regime. ” ” ” “

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