Bulgarian Church to Name 3 Patriarch Candidates

February 15, 2013, Friday // 09:37

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will name Friday and Saturday the three candidates for the position of patriarch.

The new Bulgarian patriarch will be chosen at a national church council the following Sunday, February 24.

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.

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