Bulgaria Welcomes Russian Patriarch Kirill on 3-Day Visit
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is to arrive on a three-day visit to Bulgaria on Friday.
The Patriarch's visit is on the invitation of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and his Bulgarian counterpart, Maxim.
On Saturday, Kirill will the country's President Rosen Plevneliev, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Parliamentary Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.
The last trip of a Russian Patriarch in Bulgaria took place in the now-distant 1994 when Aleksii II traveled to Sofia.
Kirill is a Russian Orthodox bishop who has been Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus' and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church since 1 February 2009.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is lower in liturgical list of the local Orthodox Churches than the the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Georgian, Serbian and Romanian Orthodox Churches. However, the Russian Patriarch has decided to visit Sofia ahead of Jerusalem, Tbilisi, Belgrade and Bucharest.
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