Around the time of Easter 2020, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was at the core of controversy as it persisted in keeping churches open even as concern grew about the spread of Covid-19.
Seven months later, Covid-19 appears to be a near-taboo subject for the church when it comes to admitting that the disease has taken the life of one of its governing body, as well as those of a number of other clergy and has seen a reported two metropolitans infected with the virus.
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