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Orthodoxy in Bulgaria

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Orthodoxy in Bulgaria

The Orthodox Church in Bulgaria has deep roots, extending back to the 5th and 7th centuries when the Slavs and the Bulgars, respectively, adopted Byzantine Christianity in the period of the First Bulgarian Empire (681-1018). Prior to this official conversion, Christianity had spread to the region during Roman and early Byzantine times. After the 1054 Great Schism, the Church of Bulgaria remained in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and other Eastern Orthodox Churches. It bears the distinction of being the oldest Slavic Christian Church in the Orthodox communion.

According to the most recent census (2001) most of Bulgaria's inhabitants (82.6%) are Orthodox Christians, almost all of whom are members of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, officially the country's traditional religion. The Bulgarian Patriarchate has within its jurisdiction 13 dioceses in Bulgaria and another two in Europe and North America.

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