BULGARIA: Sofia - 1

Metro Area: Sofia (BULGARIA)
Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church of St John XXIII, Pope of Rome
Trans: Източно-католическа църква Свети Йоан XXIII, папа Римски
15, Montevideo Str
Ovcha Kupel
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 359-2-955-96-43
Fax: 359-2-955-55-61

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Apostolic Exarchate: Sofia for the Bulgarians
Cemetery: None


Always call ahead to verify times




See Notes below

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Mailing Address:
St Pope John XXIII Church
c/o Monastery of the Eucharistine Sisters
15, Montevideo Str
Ovcha Kupel
Ph: 359-2-955-96-43
Fax: 359-2-955-55-61
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish


Available information suggests that, presently, Divine Services are conducted in the temple itself (versus in the adjoining Monastery chapel) only on major occasions. Contact the Eucharistine Sisters to confirm the schedule before any visit.

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 2005, on the grounds of the Eucharistine Sisters Monastery
Parish erected in: 2005, under the patronage of Blessed Pope John XXIII
Renamed in: 2014, Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Church of St John XXIII, Pope of Rome, to reflect canonization of its patron

This Entry Last Updated: 04/15/2014

Latitude: 42.675787
Longitude: 23.253039
Located in: Bulgaria | Bulgaria
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