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
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.