The controversial Archdiocese of Tomis of the Romanian Orthodox Church is promoting badges with the Russian nationwide emblem in its memento store; final 12 months, Archbishop Theodosius of Tomisia praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Supply: European Pravda, citing Replica Online, a Romanian on-line information outlet
Particulars: Though Romania has proven solidarity with Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russian aggression, the Archdiocese of Tomis is promoting badges with the Russian nationwide emblem in its present store, amongst candles, icons, bracelets, and different church-related objects.
“A two-headed eagle. This can be a Slavic concept that the facility of the state is contained in the church. It is in a body, and St George within the centre is extra solemn,” a shopkeeper defined the badge’s symbolism.
The Romanian information outlet HotNews.ro reported that final 12 months Archbishop Theodosius of Tomis praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Safety Council. Theodosius mentioned Putin and Medvedev “aren’t as evil as everybody paints them.”
“After all, they’ve their sins. They don’t seem to be liable for the sins of their fathers who ushered in communism. They weren’t those to do it. It was the Westerns who launched communism, they had been those who imposed communism. Marx and Engels aren’t from Russia. They’re from elsewhere,” Theodosius mentioned.
Presently, the Archdiocese of Tomis has just lately discovered itself on the centre of one other controversy: priest Eugen Tanasescu has resigned because the diocese’s press secretary and media advisor after the discharge of audio recordings through which he seems to verify that Aneta Badiu, a former clairvoyant, has affect over Archbishop Theodosius.
The Archdiocese of Tomis mentioned it was conducting an inner investigation to search out out who made the recordings.
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