Bulgarian PM Gives Gifts to The Pope

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov visited Rome to commemorate the Day of Slavonic Writing and Culture.

During the visit, Borisov gave 3 presents to Pope Francis – a copy of the Four Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander, a painting of Saint Ivan of Rile by Pavel Mitkov, and 33 roses from Kazanluk, symbolizing the number of years Jesus Christ lived before the crucifixion.

The delegation of the PM included the Bulgarian Minister of Culture, Boyl Banov, the Bulgarian ambassador to Rome, Marin Raykov, the chairman of the Bulgarian National Academy of Sciences, prof. Stati Statev, the rector of the University of Veliko Tarnovo, prof. Hristo Bondzholov, the director of the Sofian Philharmonic, Naiden Todorov, the West and Mid-European Metropolitan Anthony, and the Stara Zagora Metropolitan Kipriyan.

Macedonia and Bulgaria had a joint celebration of the Day of Slavonic Writing and Culture for the first time. Zoran Zaev, Macedonia’s PM said that this day completely solidified the recent declaration of cooperation between the two countries.


Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com

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