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October 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church Metropolitan of Varna, Yoan, made a call on October 31 against the growing popularity of Halloween in the country, urging that it not become “part of […]

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Ownership of landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral settled as Bulgarian Orthodox Church gets title deed

October 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

After years of uncertainty and disputes about the ownership of Sofia landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral, Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet settled t ...

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Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch, Chief Mufti underline good relations between Christians and Muslims

May 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Neofit and Chief Mufti Mustafa Hadji have held talks, emphasising good relations of mutual respect between Ch ...

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Muslim leader condemns hacking attack on Bulgarian Orthodox Church website

May 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Chief Mufti, spiritual leader of Bulgaria’s Muslims, has condemned the hacking attack on the website of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orth ...


  • On February 24, Metropolitan Neofit of Rousse was elected Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, as successor to Maxim who had died in November 2012. After a troubled path to the election that exposed bitter infighting in the Synod, Neofit moved to restore a credible position in society for the church, a task not made easier by the controversies that were to follow in 2013, including that around the death of Varna Metropolitan Kiril in July and the initial scandals around the election of a successor to Kiril.
    Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit to visit Russia
    May 14, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Patriarch Neofit, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, is to visit Russia from May 23 to 29, the church’s governing body the Holy Synod announced. This is Neofit’s second official […]