Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Bulgarian patriarch to be announced February 24th

(novinite.com) - 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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. I think it is very wise of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to set an age limit of 50 years old for candidates.