Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

PM Petkov pays tribute at the tomb of St. Cyril in Rome

PM Kiril Petkov and his wife Linda at the tomb of St. Cyril at the San Clemente basilica in Rome on May 23.
Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov payed tribute at the tomb of St. Cyril at the San Clemente basilica in Rome, after he attended a service there. "It is our responsibility to continue the tradition of Cyril and Methodius and to preserve the Bulgarian alphabet," Petkov said.


"Steer firmly the ship of the Bulgarian state, our dear Motherland," Metropolitan Anthony of Western Europe wished him after the liturgy in the church.


The Prime Minister and his delegation had an audience with the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis

Following tradition, the delegation presented a gift to the Pope. 


The gift was a nativity scene made of wool by children from the Nativity of Christ Social Centre of the Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in Sofia, with an inscription reading "Peace on Earth".


Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Vice President Iliana Iotova

Vice President Iliana Iotova says support for former PM Kiril Petkov was a “mistake”

“Former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and former Deputy Prime Minister Assen Vassilev were given a huge opportunity, as young people with a claim to a serious education, fresh ideas and a new way of looking at things. There is just one thing the..

published on 8/12/22 11:50 AM

One in five tests for Covid-19 has returned positive in past day

1 , 274 is the number of new Covid-19 infections out of 5,999 tests performed in the country in the past 24 hours, 155 down on the previous day. More than two-thirds of the new infections are among the unvaccinated, the positivity rate is 21%,..

published on 8/12/22 9:19 AM

Russia refuses to demilitarize the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

UN Secretary General António Guterres has proposed the creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant due to fears of a nuclear disaster. The proposal was made before the extraordinary meeting of the Security Council..

published on 8/12/22 8:58 AM