Sofia (Focus) - The Holy Synod published on its official website a communication on the election of three candidates for the patriarchal throne. The communication of the Holy Synod said: Today, February 16, 2013, the Synod Office after long hours of voting followed the meeting of the previous day, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church - Bulgarian Patriarchate nominates three candidates for the patriarchal throne.
These are (in order of seniority):
~ His Eminence Metropolitan bishop Neophyte of Ruse
~ His Eminence Metropolitan bishop Galaktion of Stara Zagora
~ His Eminence Metropolitan bishop Gabriel of Lovech