Taking into consideration the situation regarding certain legal stipulations on electronic record of the population, and categorical refusal of a significant number of Christians to accept new personal codes, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir met on 11th July evening the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Marian Lupu, to discuss about concrete complaints of the group of protesters and mediate a solution for these persons to enjoy full civil rights, without being imposed to accept certain standards and procedures that contravene their will and principles.
Following detailed analysis of the situation and constructive dialogue with Mr. Marian Lupu, the Hierarch managed to obtain a compromise consisting in the revision of the Law regarding the new identity cards, meaning that the applicants will no longer be obliged to be registered electronically.
This news was greeted with much joy by the Christians who have been protesting for 17 days in front of the Palace of the Republic. Thus, today a Te-Deum service was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir, His Grace Marchel of Balti and Falesti, and a numerous group of priests, in the presence of many Christians.
After the divine service, Metropolitan Vladimir mentioned that every Christian has the right to protect his civil rights, guided, first of all, by Divine laws. In this context, His Eminence said that all God-pleasing achievements are possible only in unity and solidarity, and invited the persons present to join together, in the name of the Faith and good understanding between brothers and sisters.
We remind that a numerous group of members of the Orthodox Church of Moldova have been protesting for over two weeks in front of the temporary residence of the Moldovan Parliament, reacting to a legal act discussed in the Parliament, according to which every citizen will be attributed in a compulsory manner a numeric personal code, to feed the electronic record of the population.