Orthodox church leaders celebrate Bulgarian Patriarch's birthday
Sofia (ENI). The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, leader of the world*s
Orthodox Christians, other church dignitaries and political leaders have
joined in celebrating the 90th birthday of Patriarch Maxim, head of the
Bulgarian Orthodox Church, whose church has been dogged by controversy.
Maxim has been head of the church since 1971. He has been shrouded in
controversy because his opponents say he was appointed with the collusion of
Bulgaria's former regime and they have demanded his resignation.
[425 words, ENI-04-0724]
Ecumenical News International
03 November 2004
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