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Patriarch Neophyte's Grave Desecrated, Suspect Detained
Patriarch Neophyte's Grave Desecrated, Suspect Detained
Security camera footage of the desecration of Patriarch Neophyte's grave (BOC Photo)

The grave of the late head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (BOC), Patriarch Neophyte, who died on March 13 at the age of 78, was desecrated, BOC said on Tuesday.

Patriarch Neophyte is buried under the colonnade of the St. Nedelya church in Sofia.

Vandals removed the cross from the grave. Part of the cross is broken, as well as part of the marble surrounding the grave.

A suspect in the crime was detained by the police later on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said.

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