Updated on: 07.03.2008, 16:11 Published on: 07.03.2008, 15:23
Author: Blaga Bangieva
The monk brotherhood in Bulgarian Zograf Monastery in the Holy Mountain had sent open letter to Bulgarian President, Prime Minister, chairperson of Bulgarian Parliament and the Holy Bishop's Synod of Bulgarian Orthodox Church, in which they insist Bulgaria to deny Kosovo's independence.
This was informed by Serbian newspaper ‘Danas'.
The monks stated that with the recognition of Kosovo's independence Bulgaria will become party to a historical injustice, after what will obligatory feel God's anger.
In the letter, published by the informational service of Serbian orthodox church the monks warn that the admission of Kosovo sovereignty may serve as precedent for common separatism actions in other countries, including Bulgaria.
The Zograf Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos (the "Holy Mountain") in Greece.
It was traditionally founded in the late 9th or early 10th century by three Macedonians from Ohridand is regarded as the historical Bulgarian monastery on Mount Athos, and it is traditionally inhabited by Bulgarian Orthodox monks.
The monastery's name is derived from a 13th or 14th century icon of Saint George that is believed to have not been painted by a human hand and to possess wonder-working powers.
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