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Bulgarian Apostolic Exarchate of

Sofia

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Bulgarian (Byzantine)

Type: Apostolic Exarchate

Population: 10,000 Catholics (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje (↙), Serbia (↖), Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (↑), Sfântul Vasile cel Mare de Bucureşti (↗), Istanbul (↘), Greece (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 16 parishes, 17 priests (4 diocesan, 13 religious), 42 lay religious (15 brothers, 27 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Apostolic Exarch (1995.09.05 – ...):Bishop Christo Proykov (72)Bishop Christo Proykov (72)

Titular Bishop of Briula

President of Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria

Ordinaries

Apostolic Exarchs of Sofia (Bulgarian Rite)

Bishop Christo Proykov (72)Bishop Christo Proykov (72)Permalink
(1995.09.05 – ...)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria)
Titular Bishop of Briula
President of Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria

Born:1946.03.11 (Bulgaria)
Ordained Priest:1971.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06

Coadjutor Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1993.12.18 – 1995.09.05)

Titular Bishop of Briula (1993.12.18 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria (1995 – ...)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1995.09.05 – ...)

Archbishop Metodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A.Permalink
(1971.03.09 – 1995.09.05)

Born:1916.01.11 (Bulgaria)
Ordained Priest:1942.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1965.09.05
Died:2006.05.12 († 90)

Coadjutor Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1963.04.28 – 1971.03.09)

Titular Bishop of Diocletianoplis in Thracia (1963.04.28 – 1993.12.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria (1970 – 1995)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1971.03.09 – 1995.09.05)

Titular Archbishop of Diocletianoplis in Thracia (1993.12.18 – 2006.05.12)

Bishop Kyril Stefan KurteffPermalink
(1951.04.27 – 1971.03.09)

Born:1891.07.18
Ordained Priest:1914.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1926.12.05
Died:1971.03.09 († 79)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1926.07.31 – 1942)

Titular Bishop of Briula (1926.07.31 – 1971.03.09)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1951.04.27 – 1971.03.09)

Bishop Ivan Garufaloff, C.R.Permalink
(1942.07.06 – 1951.08.07)

Born:1887.08.28
Ordained Priest:1912.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1942.11.01
Died:1951.08.07 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Lagania (1942.07.06 – 1951.08.07)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1942.07.06 – 1951.08.07)

Bishop Kyril Stefan KurteffPermalink
(1926.07.31 – 1942)

Born:1891.07.18
Ordained Priest:1914.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1926.12.05
Died:1971.03.09 († 79)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1926.07.31 – 1942)

Titular Bishop of Briula (1926.07.31 – 1971.03.09)

Apostolic Exarch of Sofia of the Bulgarians (Bulgaria) (1951.04.27 – 1971.03.09)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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