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17 Bulgarian Bishops Eligible to Become Next Varna Metropolitan

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=153179 17 Bulgarian Bishops Eligible to Become Next Varna Metropolitan Society | August 27, 2013 Seventeen Bulgarian
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      17 Bulgarian Bishops Eligible to Become Next Varna Metropolitan
      Society | August 27, 2013

      Seventeen Bulgarian bishops from a total of eighteen are eligible to
      become the next Metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav and succeed the
      late Metropolitan Kiril at the post.

      All Bishops older than 35 and under the age of 70 can run. Those who do
      not wish to be considered must inform the Holy Synod in writing.

      From all actual Bishops, only Teodosiy is older than 70, while Pavel is
      no longer Bishop as he is facing a church tribunal and possible
      stripping of all dignities.

      With the sudden and surrounded by rumors and suspicions drowning death
      of Metropolitan Kiril on July 9, the post became vacant and under
      article 93 of the Code of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church a new
      Metropolitan must be appointed within 3 months.

      Under the same Code, the vote is cast by diocesan electors designated by
      parish councils. The final decision is made by the Holy Synod, which is
      to elect one of the two candidates who have collected the most votes.
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