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Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim

Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
01/12
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A portrait of the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria precedes the open casket with his human remains out of Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, where the funeral service for the late church leader was held. Maxim passed away aged 98 on 6 November.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
02/12
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Pallbearers carry the open casket with the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria down the stairs of Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Thousands attended the funeral service inside and outside the cathedral.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
03/12
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The open casket with Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria is laid into the funeral car that will take him from Sofia's Alexander Nevski Cathedral to his final resting place near Trojan in central Bulgaria.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
04/12
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Hundreds of mourners are queuing outside Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia to pay their respect to the late leader of the Bulgarian Orthodox church.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
05/12
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Bulgarian National Guardsmen salute as the funeral car with the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria leaves for Trojan in central Bulgaria, where the Patriarch will be laid to rest in a monastery.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
06/12
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The President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev on his way to Alexander Nevski Cathedral for the funeral service for Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria who passed away aged 98 on 6 November.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
07/12
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The leader of the parliamentary opposition Sergey Stanichev on his way to the memorial service for Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria who passed away on 6 November after ruling his church for 41 years.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
08/12
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The British Ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen and the Apostolic Nuntius Janusz Bolonek after the funeral service for late leader of the Bulgarian Orthodox church Patriarch Maxim, who passed away aged 98 on 6 November.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
09/12
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Orthodox church dignitaries go accompany the casket of the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria down the stairs of Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
10/12
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Representatives of the Armenian Catholic church attending the funeral service for the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria who passed away aged 98 on 6 November after leading his church for 41 years.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
11/12
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A detachment of the Bulgarian National Guard in their picturesque uniforms are the guard of honor for the late patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox church.
Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
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Group of Orthodox priests making their way into Alexander Nevski Cathedral in central Sofia, to pay their respect to the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria. Maxim lead his church for a record 41 years and passed away on 6 November, aged 98.
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  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim
  • Bulgaria mourns Orthodox Patriarch Maxim

Thousands attended the funeral service for Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria in Sofia’s Nevski Cathedral. The leader of the Bulgarian Orthodox church for 41 years, who passed away on 6 November, will be laid to rest near his birthplace in central Bulgaria.

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