Metropolitan Kiril of Varna and Veliki Preslav reposed in the Lord
Metropolitan Kiril of Varna and Veliki Preslav of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has been found dead on a Black Sea beach not so far from the Metropolitan's residence in the exurban area of Trakata., the Holy Synod said on July 9 2013 in its statement. At the moment, the body of Metropolitan Kiril is at the Forensic Medicine Department. Information published in the media about his violent death has not been confirmed. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Bulgarian Patriarchate call upon all Orthodox Christians to pray to God to give rest to the soul of Metropolitan Kiril there, where the righteous repose.
According to the Article 84 of the Constitution of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Patriarchate will meet today, on 10 July at 10 a.m., in order to determine the date of the funeral and to appoint an administrator of the Diocese of Varna and Veliki Preslav, who will administer the work of the Diocese until the election of a new successor of late Metropolitan Kiril.
The Holy Synod of Bishops expresses sincere condolence to the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese of Varna and Veliki Preslav.
Source: Bulgarian Orthodox Church