Textul de mai jos este un fragment din depoziţia prezentată de Richard Wurmbrand în data de 6 mai 1966 în faţa unui subcomitet al Senatului Stetelor Unite, cu privire la persecuţia religioasă în România comunistă.
Ca răspuns la o întrebare legată de încercărle regimului comunist din România de a infiltra comunităţile religioase din lumea liberaă cu agenţi de înluenţă antrenaţi de poliţia secretă comunistă, Wurmbrand menţionează trei nume: Iustin Moisescu, Liviu Stan şi Bartolomeo Anania (transcris Ananaia, după pronunţia numelui în engleză).
Redau mai jos acest fragment din declaraţia lui Wurmbrabd, în limba engleză:
Mr. Sourwine. Have the communists done anything, to your knowledge, to try to win position and influence for communist agents in the religious community of the free world?
Reverend Wurmbrand. Sure. We had a professor, Justin Moisescu.
Mr. Sourwine. Moisescu?
Reverend Wurmbrand. Moisescu, yes. He was a professor. He had never been a priest. Truly a very clever and a very cultured man. He was professor of church history, but a layman. With us there has been a law that you can’t be professor in a theological institute unless you are a priest. So he resigned. He didn’t wish to be a priest.
And the, what discussions he had with the secret police he knows, he was known in the whole country as a whoremonger, as a drunkard, nobody appreciated him. At once we heard that in a few weeks he had become priest, bishop, metropolitan of Yasi. That is the highest function with us after the patriarch.
Mr. Sourwine. That is the Rumanian Orthodox Church?
Reverend Wurmbrand. In the Rumanian Orthodox Church. Whatever will be the consequences for me, I have told you how I have been threatened, and these threatenings are not simple words.
Recently from Italy two Rumanians have been kidnaped. We have their names. An I know what can happen to me. But I will tell you this Justin Moisescu personally has denounced a group of 400 Christian peasants from his own bishopric. I have been imprisoned with them. He has denounced the priests whom he ordained when he knew that they said some counterrevolutionary word.
He has a very impressive beard and he has come out to the free world and was accepted as a bishop, and those in the West believe that they speak with the Orthodox Church of Rumania and they speak with the secret police of Rumania. And now the interesting thing is I would not mind accepting men like him and like Gromatca, this arch traitor and others. I don’t mind that they are accepted in the West. But I ask myself in every bargain, in every business, both parts must win. I give you the product but you must give me the dollars for it. We accept your traitors. What does the East accept from us? If we had posed to Rumania this question, “We will accept Justin Moisescu, you must accept a Bible society in Rumania,” we would have it. But we accept without asking for it. Justin Moisescu is a member of the secret police. They sent to America the priest Liviu Stan. Everybody knows Liviu Stan is a man of the communists. When the communists came to power he was among the first ones who put posters on our walls that Christians must vote and go with the Communists. These posters were signed and the others by this Liviu Stan. The communists in Rumania are not so stupid to send here a man who will say. “I come from the side of the communist party” Liviu Stan came as a representative of the Orthodox Church of Rumania. And so they have many men. They have sent recently a priest, Ananaia.
Now that is a very interesting thing about this priest, Ananaia. This priest, Ananaia, has been with me in prison. He has been 10 year in prison. He has been beaten. He has passed through brainwashing. And they have such a confidence in brainwashing that they had the confidence to send him to the West and he does their work.
Senator Dodd. He is a priest in good standing, and of what church?
Reverend Wurmbrand. In the Orthodox church.
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