Sofia Department of Ecclesiastical Matters
"Braces" for Moon Visit
Politics: 24 October 2005, Monday.
Department of Ecclesiastical Matters is ready to approach the Prosecutor's
Office should the sect leader Rev. Sun Myung Moon preaches or holds any
spiritual ceremonies during his stay in Sofia.
Talking to local Darik
radio Georgi Krastev from the Department of Ecclesiastical Matters also said
that Moon has no right to officiate at weddings.
Earlier in the day it
was reported that Moon, leader of the Unification Church, will visit Bulgaria on
Thursday. According to a report in local 24 Hours daily Moon would stop by at
Sofia to partake in the registration of the Unification Movement, as he had
started calling his church.
The eighty-five-year-old founder of the
best-known sect in the world would stay at Sofia's Sheraton hotel, where he
would most probably wed symbolically a close circle of followers after reading a
lecture on world peace, the newspaper says. Moon wouldn't be performing a
mass-wedding ceremony, something he is famous for.