Posts Tagged ‘Bulgaria’

Italian priest withdrawn for hosting Syrian refugee family

Monday, March 13th, 2017

An Italian priest has been withdrawn from his Bulgarian parish for hosting Syrian refugee family. The local community objected to his decision to host the family. Father Paulo Cortezi, who is returning to Italy, said he is now a refugee himself. “I am leaving Bulgaria with my head up, proud, innocent. “I sought to protect Read more

Nobel prize nomination for Orthodox Church for saving Jews

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A Nobel prize nomination has been put forward for the Bulgarian Independent Orthodox Church. The Church protected the country’s Jewish minority during the Holocaust. A Bulgarian-Israeli lawyer is spearheading the campaign. Moshe Aloni is seeking support for a campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Church. He said he is hoping the campaign Read more