President of Moldova: Power was sent to me by God

On a broadcast of a Moldovan TV channel, Moldovan President Igor Dodon has said that his power was sent down to him from God, Newsmaker news website reports.

According to Dodon himself, such an idea occurred to him after a conversation with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (secular name Vladimir Gundyaev).

"You know, Patriarch Kirill told me at the very beginning of the mandate: 'Mr. President, this mandate was given by the Lord'," Dodon said.

It is reported that Dodon met with Patriarch Kirill twice this year, in January and in March.

During one of the meetings, the patriarch said that Dodon's Christian principles "give hope for his success in serving the people of Moldova and in serving the state."

Newsmaker notes that Dodon is an active advocate of Christian values. He often visits monasteries and temples in Moldova.

Deputies from the pro-European Liberal Party of the Moldovan Parliament have begun collecting signatures for a bill to initiate procedures for the removal of President Igor Dodon from office.

  Igor Dodon, Moldova