Bulgarian court rejects case over ownership of Alexander Nevsky cathedral

Bulgarian court rejects case over ownership of Alexander Nevsky cathedral

Sofia, December 23, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court has rejected a court action challenging the proceedings by which the Cabinet awarded ownership of Sofia’s landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, ruling that the applicants had no legal standing to lodge the application.

The Buditel foundation, represented by Strahil Kerelov and Vesselin Vassilev, had lodged court action against a decision by the Bliznashki caretaker cabinet to award ownership of the cathedral to the church, ending a standoff between church and state that had endured for several years.