Bulgarian state allocates money to 248 Orthodox Churches: Minister

16/12/2010 Sofia. The state has allocated money to 248 Orthodox churches in Bulgaria in 2010, Bozhidar Dimitrov, Bulgarian minister without portfolio who is responsible for religious affairs, told FOCUS News Agency. 8 churches abroad, 22 mosques, 17 monasteries and 7 temples of other religions will receive money too, the minister added. The state subsidy will be allotted for ...

Cabinet votes 420 000 leva to restore church ‘holding John the Baptist Relics’

1/9/2010 Bulgaria’s Cabinet announced on September 1 2010 that it was giving 420 000 leva (about 210 000 euro) to the church in the Black Sea town of Sozopol that, according to claims among some Bulgarian Orthodox Church leaders, an archeologist and a Cabinet minister, holds relics of John the Baptist. The plan to vote the money ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Vows End of Schism

28/5/2010 The dissidents from the Bulgarina Orthodox Church have asked Patriarch Maxim for forgiveness, the TV channel PRO.BG reports Friday. The Holy Synod, the Directorate for Religions, and the Minister for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, have all been notified about the decision for the unification of the Church. The three highest-ranking clergy from Bulgaria’s Alternative Synod, who extended ...