Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria discharged from hospital after month-long stay

Sofia, May 19, 2018

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His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria has been discharged from the Sofia hospital where he spent about a month in recovery after being urgently admitted in mid-April, EU Scoop reports today.

Pat. Neofit was found to have fainted in his chambers at 2:30 PM on April 18 and was urgently admitted to the Tokuda Hospital of Cardiology in Sofia. A year before his election to the patriarchal throne, he underwent a serious heart surgery. Since then, he has had difficulties with his state of health, but has never ceased to serve and travel in the country and abroad.

Although he continues to suffer from heart problems, the primate’s treatment was successful.

A statement from the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, reads:

“We wholeheartedly congratulate you on the great Christian feast of the Ascension of Jesus, and we happily announce that the His Holiness, the Bulgarian Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia Neofit was discharged from the hospital and is now in his home at the Holy Metropolis in Sofia. Let us pray to our merciful God to grant him good health and longevity as the head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.”

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