SOURCE: Standart News Ltd. Bulgaria
A Bulgarian church will be built in Jerusalem. Bulgaria is the only Eastern Orthodox country that has no church in Jerusalem. The government is preparing a request to Israel to allot a plot of land for the future church. The original project was terminated by the communist regime in 1946 when the British bank returned the raised funds.
The current initiative was launched by mayor of Kuystendil Peter Paunov, Assoc. Prof., Dr. Alexander Omarchevski, journalists Georgi Milkov and Goran Blagoev and social anthropologist Haralan Alexandrov. Their idea to build a Bulgaria Orthodox church in Israel is occasioned by 70th anniversary of the salvation of the Bulgaria Jews in WW2. A special fund raising campaign will be launched soon.