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Bulgaria to confer highest state honour on Orthodox Church head

Bulgaria to confer highest state honour on Orthodox Church head
Sofia, October 13, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Cabinet said on October 13 that it had proposed to head of state President Rossen Plevneliev to confer the country’s highest state honour, the Stara Planina first degree, on Bulgarian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Neofit.

The recommendation was on the occasion of Neofit’s 70 birthday and for his outstanding contribution to Bulgaria, the government said.

Born on October 15 1945, Neofit was elected Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on February 24 2013.

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