Sofia, January 14, 2016
According to the official website of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria, during its second meeting this year (January 12, 2016, minutes no. 2) the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (BOC) considered the question concerning the upcoming meeting in Chambesy (Geneva, Switzerland). It was expected that primates of all Local Orthodox Churches would take part in this meeting as the final preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council, scheduled for May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
In connection with:
The preparation of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church for the impending meeting,
Lack of the agenda for the forthcoming meeting,
The conviction of the Holy Synod of BOC that the consensus can only be reached on condition that all the Local Orthodox Churches be represented, which is of a great importance and this position is fully supported by the Bulgarian Holy Synod,
The possibility to be present at the mentioned meeting of an uncanonical representative of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia,
the Holy Synod decreed:
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church, represented by its primate – the Patriarch of Bulgaria, shall participate in the coming meeting, provided the agenda is in due time sent out to the Patriarch of Bulgaria and the Holy Synod and all the emerged controversial matters are resolved prior to convening of the Chambesy meeting.