Church called on state to fulfill its duty as introducing compulsory classes on Religion in Schools

24/9/2010

Sofia. The address of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church emphases on the necessity for introduction of school classes for the spirit and good future of our children regarding the deepened crisis in the nation’s value system, FOCUS News Agency reporter announced.

The speech was red by Russian bishop Neofit who is spokesman of the Holy Synod. The bishop recalled the role of the church in the national revival period and the creation of the first secular school. The Church calls on the Bulgarian state to fulfill its duty as introducing compulsory classes on Religion in schools.

A petition of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church sent to the President Georgi Parvanov, Chairperson of the national Assembly and Minister of Education Sergey Ignatov was presented during the procession outside Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

The petition expresses firm demand for children’s protection from the moral decay through educatory approaches and education.

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