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17485Bulgaria to Unveil New Orthodox Patriarch on February 24

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Feb 6, 2013

      Bulgaria to Unveil New Orthodox Patriarch on February 24
      February 4, 2013, Monday

      The Bulgarian Orthodox Church will announce its new Patriarch on
      February 24, local clerics confirmed on Monday.

      An election of delegates who will elect the church's new Patriarch was
      held in January.

      The delegates will convene on February 24 to elect Bulgaria's new
      Patriarch, out of the three candidacies proposed by the Holy Synod one
      week ahead.

      A candidate must be a serving metropolitan bishop, to have been in that
      position for at least 5 years, and to be over 50 years of age.

      Bulgarian Orthodox Church long-serving Patriarch Maxim passed away of
      old age on November 6, 2012.