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Maxim (Minkov) of Bulgaria

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His Holiness '''Maxim (Minkov)''', [[Patriarch]] of Bulgaria and Bishop of Sofia, is was the current [[primate]] of the [[Church of Bulgaria]]from 1971 until his death on [[November 6]], 2012.
Patr. Maxim led the Church of Bulgaria during much of the period of the communist dictatorship and the transition of Bulgaria to a non-communist state. During much of this period the Church of Bulgaria was split into to warring Synods.
Patriarch Maxim passed away [[November 6]],2012, a few days after his 98th birthday.
==External links==
*[ Head of Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maksim]*[ Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98]*[ html Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[[w:Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria|''Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria'' at Wikipedia]]
*[ The Official Web-site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church]

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