Romanian Orthodox Church protests allegations it
had ties to communist secret police
Aug 10 2007, 16:36
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's Orthodox Church protested August 10 allegations by a former anti-communist dissident that some of its top officials had ties to the communist-era secret police, the feared Securitate.
Mircea Dinescu, a poet who is now a board member of the state council for studying the Securitate archives, had claimed the late Metropolitan and Archbishop Antonie Plamadeala, who died in 2005, had been an undercover Securitate officer.
Dinescu added that the council would check the Securitate files of leading clerics to ensure the church does not pick "a Securitate general"...
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