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The Holy Synod shortlists three candidates for new Patriarch

Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovech (L) Metropolitan Gregory of Vratsa (M) and Metropolitan Daniil of Vidin (R)
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After a long meeting that lasted several hours, the Holy Synod shortlisted three candidates for new Bulgarian Patriarch. These are Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovech, Metropolitan Gregory of Vratsa and Metropolitan Daniil of Vidin.

 According to the statutes of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the chosen candidates must meet three criteria: they must be at least 50 years old, must have been a Metropolitan of a diocese for at least five years, possess Orthodox thinking and lead an exemplary life. The Patriarch will be elected at a Patriarchal Electoral Church Council on June 30. The Patriarchal Electoral Church Council consists of five representatives from each diocese and ten from the Metropolis of Sofia. 



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