Sofia, May 11, 2022
His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria was hospitalized yesterday after he “suffered an accident” at the Patriarchal House in Sofia.
According to the Office of the Holy Synod, the Patriarch was admitted to Sofiamed University Hospital, where “examinations revealed a fracture of the upper part of the left femur.”
“After the necessary preparation, medical intervention will follow.”
His Holiness is in stable condition, and praying for all the children of the Bulgarian Church. At the same time, the Church calls on all the clergy and faithful to pray for the Patriarch’s speedy recovery.
Pat. Neofit underwent a serious heart surgery in 2011, a year before his election to the primatial throne. He spent about a month in the hospital in April-May, 2018, after he fainted in his chambers, and about a week in the hospital last June.