Late yesterday, masked and armed men invaded the Rozhen Monastery and attempted a robbery. The criminals had physical violence against the priest who was in the monastery.
The miraculous icon of the Mother of God has no injuries or aggression. The thieves were four men who, in an attempt to disguise their identity, have broken some of the cameras of the monastery. The faces of the perpetrators, however, were seen in 11 of the cameras, Nova TV reported. The Nevrocopian Holy Metropolis published a case report. It reads:
„With pain and anxiety you report that on 18.09.2018 in the evening an attack was carried out on Rozhen Monastery „Nativity of the Most Holy Mother“ and physical violence against a priest in the monastery by a group of unknown perpetrators has been carried out and investigations are currently taking place by the competent authorities, so access to the monastery today will be limited indefinitely“.