His Holiness '''Maxim (Minkov)''', [[Patriarch]] of Bulgaria and Bishop of Sofia,
is the current [[primate]] of the [[Church of Bulgaria]].
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.
Head of Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maksim]*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /resources/hierarchs/bulgaria/ current. htm#maxim_patr Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[[w:Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria|''Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria'' at Wikipedia]]