By Thanos Thanopoulos
On Ascension Thursday, June 6, Bishop Polikarp of Belogradchik laid the foundation stone for the erection of a church dedicated to St. Pimen of Zografou Monastery.
It should be noted that the foundation stone was presented with the blessing of Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria.
The ceremony was attended by the Mayor, Yordanka Fandakova, officials and clerics of Sofia.
“We support the renovation and the erection of churches in Sofia. For me, faith and spiritual upbringing are the most important things,” said the Mayor of Sofia.
The Mayor also congratulated the Bulgarian Church for selecting this patron for this church, because Saint Pimen Zografksi was born in Sofia and his work is connected with the erection and the decoration of hundreds of churches and monasteries.
Finally, the Municipality of Sofia is conducting a campaign to raise money through donors for the erection of the church.