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Bulgaria bishop stripped of job after taking part in orgy

Published on Feb 21, 2014 2:08 AM
 

SOFIA (AFP) - A senior bishop from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was dismissed Thursday after an online video emerged of him at an orgy with four women.

Bishop Boris, who headed the second-largest monastery in the country, Batchkovo, was relieved of his duties after being found guilty of acts "unworthy of his post", said a statement from the Holy Synod, the Church's supreme clerical body.

It followed allegations that emerged on Thursday in the daily Trud, which reported on a video clip of the bishop with the four women.

The orgy is just the latest scandal to hit the church, which counts 80 per cent of all Bulgarians as followers.

 
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