Madonna Blamed For Bulgarian Boat Disaster

Religious leaders in Bulgaria have blamed MADONNA for a boating accident which killed 15 people on Saturday (05Sep09) - insisting her decision to perform in the country on a holy day brought bad luck.
Church officials were outraged by the singer's plans to stage her Sticky & Sweet gig in the capital Sofia on 29 August (09) - the day Orthodox Christians mark the beheading of Saint John the Baptist with a fast.
Following the protests, Madonna refused to reschedule the date and religious leaders are convinced her defiance of their sacred customs led to the disaster on MACedonia's Lake Ohrid, which killed 15 Bulgarian citizens.
Church leader Nikolay, in the city of Plovdiv, close to Sofia, tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "The catastrophe in MACedonia in which 15 Bulgarian citizens died was a sign from heaven. The Orthodox Church had called for people not to enjoy themselves on the day marking the execution of John. We should not allow the young to have fun on a day that should be dedicated to spiritual reflection."
The news comes after the country's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, last week (beg31Aug09) criticised sports officials for letting the gig take place at the Vasil Levski Stadium, insisting the concert damaged the venue's grass pitch.


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