Death of Patriarch Maxim

October 29, 1914 - November 6, 2012
Bulgaria | Age 98

Bulgarian Patriarch dies at age 98
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VESELIN TOSHKOV, The Associated Press

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died. He was 98.

The patriarch died of heart failure early Tuesday at a Sofia hospital where he had been for a month, the Holy Synod said in a statement.

The Holy Synod of 13 senior clergy will meet to make funeral arrangements and choose an interim...

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