BULGARIA – Despite vehement protests, Bulgarian state moves new religious legislation

Evangelical Focus | Oct. 24, 2018

Two separate documents were drafted earlier this year in May, and have triggered a hurricane of protests among all religious communities in the country, including the Eastern Orthodox Holy Synod, the Muslim religion, all Protestant denominations, the Armenian community, the Jewish community, and the Apostolic Nunciature of the Catholic Church.

Literally no religious community has expressed agreement with the proposed changes. Statements of protest were submitted by a number of Protestant denominations, by the Evangelical Alliance of Bulgaria, by the National Council of Religious Communities in Bulgaria, as well as dozens of civil rights NGOs.