His Holiness the Bulgarian Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia Neophyte was hospitalized at the Military Medical Academy (MMA) with lung disease. This was reported by the office of the Holy Synod.

"We call on the clergy and the faithful God-loving people to pray sincerely for the speedy recovery and restoration of the First Saint of our native Church, as well as for the only information declared by the Holy Synod of BOC-BP to be considered reliable," the Holy Synod said in a statement.

We recall that in September last year the Bulgarian Patriarch was hospitalized because of an exacerbation of his chronic diseases.

Patriarch Neophyte is in hospital.

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Patriarch Neophyte

admitted to hospital