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The headquarters in Sofia of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
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December 4, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, will on December 11 choose from between two candidates to be the next Metropolitan of Stara Zagora, shortlisted from a field […]

Alexander Nevsky cathedral Sofia Bulgaria January 2013 photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Orthodox Church formally rejects Pan-Orthodox Council

November 29, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has formally rejected the Pan-Orthodox Council and its conclusions, it emerged f ...

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 backs initiative against same-sex marriages in EU

November 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neofit has sent a letter of support for an initiative that insists on a uniform definition of marriage and family ...

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Bulgarian Orthodox Church head in Plovdiv orders bells to peal in honour of PM, government

October 3, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s head in Plovdiv, Metropolitan Nikolai, has ordered bells in the diocese to peal in honour of Prime Minister Boiko Bo ...

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    Ecumenical Patriarch sends call for Orthodox unity from Crete
    June 16, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a message of unity of Orthodox Churches upon his arrival in Crete for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Bartholomew, during a welcoming ceremony […]