Bulgaria's new patriarch, to succeed the late Patriarch Maxim, will be elected on February 24, 2013, the Holy Synod of the country's Orthodox Church decided at a meeting on Tuesday.
A rift among the Bishops shook the Holy Synod after Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim, who led the Church since 1971, passed away on November 6 at the age of 98.
The election of a new Patriarch must be organized not later than six months after Maxim's death, thus the deadline is March 6, 2013....
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