The Bulgarian Orthodox Church: the continuing schism and the religious, social and political environment1

  title={The Bulgarian Orthodox Church: the continuing schism and the religious, social and political environment1},
  author={Janice A. Broun},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={209 - 245}
  • Janice A. Broun
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Political Science
  • Religion, State & Society
During the four years of the second Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) government in Bulgaria from 1997 until 2001 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church continued to be split by an apparently insoluble schism, started by the previous UDF government in 1992. The church was also involved in significant developments in relations with other Orthodox churches beyond its borders, especially within the Balkans, where it tried to protect the beleaguered Bulgarian minority in the former Yugoslavia. It created a… 

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