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Recent Bishop Events


DateAgeEventBishopTitleCurrent Title
30 Dec 186030.1ConvertedRafail PopovBishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
74.9ConvertedJosif SokolskiArchbishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
14 Apr 186175.2Ordained BishopJosif SokolskiArchbishopArchbishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
19 Apr 186175.2AppointedJosif SokolskiArchbishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
15 Aug 186130.7Ordained PriestRafail PopovPriestBishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
28 Mar 186534.3AppointedRafail PopovApostolic Administrator of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)Bishop
4 Aug 186534.7AppointedRafail PopovBishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
19 Nov 186535.0Ordained BishopRafail PopovBishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
6 Mar 187645.3DiedRafail PopovBishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
30 Sep 187993.7DiedJosif SokolskiArchbishop of Bulgarian United Church (Bulgarian)
10 Apr 188332.4AppointedMichel PetkoffVicar Apostolic of Tracia (Bulgarian), Turkey
32.4AppointedMichel PetkoffTitular Bishop of HebronVicar Apostolic of Tracia (Bulgarian), Turkey
22 Apr 188332.4Ordained BishopMichel PetkoffTitular Bishop of HebronVicar Apostolic of Tracia (Bulgarian), Turkey
15 Aug 1887BornIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Malko TirnovoApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
18 Jul 1891BornKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffDripcevoApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
190517.3ProfessedIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Member of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus ChristApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
30 Mar 191224.6Ordained PriestIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Priest of Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus ChristApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
8 Sep 191322.1Ordained DeaconKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffDeaconApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
1 Jun 191422.8Ordained PriestKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffPriestApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
11 Jan 1916BornMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Srem-JambolApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
27 May 192170.5DiedMichel PetkoffVicar Apostolic of Tracia (Bulgarian), Turkey
31 Jul 192635.0AppointedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
35.0AppointedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffTitular Bishop of BriulaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
5 Dec 192635.3Ordained BishopKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffTitular Bishop of BriulaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
6 Feb 192735.5InstalledKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
30 May 194149.8ResignedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
6 Jul 194254.8AppointedIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
54.8AppointedIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Titular Bishop of LaganiaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
26 Jul 194226.5Ordained PriestMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Priest of Augustinians of the AssumptionApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
1 Nov 194255.2Ordained BishopIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Titular Bishop of LaganiaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
11 Mar 1946 BornChristo ProykovSofiaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
27 Apr 195159.7AppointedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
7 Aug 195163.9DiedIvan Dimitrov Garufaloff, C. R. †Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
28 Apr 196347.2AppointedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Coadjutor Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
47.2AppointedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Titular Bishop of Diocletianopolis in ThraciaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
5 Sep 196549.6Ordained BishopMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Titular Bishop of Diocletianopolis in ThraciaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
9 Mar 197179.6DiedKyril Stefan (Nikola) KurteffApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
55.1SucceededMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
23 May 197125.1Ordained PriestChristo ProykovPriest of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch
18 Dec 199347.7AppointedChristo ProykovCoadjutor Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch
47.7AppointedChristo ProykovTitular Bishop of BriulaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
77.9AppointedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Titular Archbishop of Diocletianopolis in ThraciaApostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
6 Jan 199447.8Ordained BishopChristo ProykovTitular Bishop of BriulaApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
5 Sep 199549.4SucceededChristo ProykovApostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria
79.6RetiredMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Apostolic Exarch of Sofia (Bulgarian), BulgariaApostolic Exarch Emeritus
12 May 200690.3DiedMetodi Dimitrov Stratiev, A.A. †Apostolic Exarch Emeritus of Sofia (Bulgarian), Bulgaria

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