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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.
==Life==
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.
 
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before=[[Cyril (Markov) of Bulgaria|Cyril (Markov)]]|
title=Patriarch of Bulgaria<br>and Metropolitan of Sofia|
years=1971-present2012|after=&mdash;[[Neofit (Dimitrov) of Bulgaria|Neofit (Dimitrov)]]}}
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==External links==
*[http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=98346 Head of Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maksim]*[http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144829 Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98]*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/bulgaria/currentbios/bio_maxim_patr_bulgaria.htm#maxim_patr html Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[[w:Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria|''Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria'' at Wikipedia]]
*[http://bulch.tripod.com/boc/mainpage.htm The Official Web-site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church]
[[Category:Bishops]]
[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category:Bishops of Branit]]
[[Category:Bishops of Lovech]]
[[Category:Bishops of Sofia]]
[[Category:Patriarchs of Bulgaria]]
 
[[ro:Maxim (Minkov) al Bulgariei]]
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