Stefan I of Bulgaria

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Stefan I
Bulgarian Exarch and Metropolitan of Sofia
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ChurchBulgarian Orthodox Church (Bulgarian Exarchate)
SeeSofia
Installed21 January 1945
Term ended6 September 1948
PredecessorNeophyte of Vidin
SuccessorMihail of Dorostol
Personal details
Birth nameStoyan Popgeorgiev Shokov
Born(1878-09-19)September 19, 1878
Shiroka Laka, Ottoman Empire
DiedMay 12, 1957(1957-05-12) (aged 78)
Banya, Bulgaria
BuriedBachkovo Monastery
NationalityBulgarian
DenominationEastern Orthodox Church
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria

Stefan I was a Bulgarian prelate. He was elected Metropolitan of Sofia in 1922 and, from 1945, also served as Exarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. He actively contributed to the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews in World War II.[1][2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Bar-Zohar, Michael (1998). Beyond Hitler's Grasp. The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews. Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation. ISBN 1580620604.
  2. ^ Popgueorguiev, Stoyan (Metropolitan Stefan) The Righteous Among The Nations, Popgueorguiev, Stoyan (Metropolitan Stefan)