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Bulgarian Orthodox Church Metropolitan: President Radev’s office not telling the truth about audience with Pope

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Metropolitan: President Radev’s office not telling the truth about audience with Pope
The statement by Bulgarian President Radev’s office that the reason that no Orthodox or Roman Catholic clergy from Bulgaria were included in Radev’s audience with Pope Francis was at the request of the Vatican “does not correspond to the truth,” a Bulgarian Orthodox Church Metropolitan said in a statement posted on the church’s official website.

The statement was posted by Anthony, Western and Central European Metropolitan of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, after he held talks with the Papal Nuncio in Sofia, Monsignor Anselmo Guido Pecorari.

Radev, accompanied by a delegation of officials and politicians but no clergy from Bulgaria, was received in audience at the Vatican by Pope Francis on May 26, during a visit to Rome by the delegation in a traditional annual celebration of the feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius./IBNA

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