Pope Benedict XVI to Watch Documentary on Bulgaria's Late Patriarch Maxim
The Vatican respects the memory of late Patriarch Maxim
The Vatican will watch a documentary about the deceased Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim. On January 22, the documentary named My Service of the journalist from the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), Goran Blagoev, will be screened in the Vatican television hall, the Standart learnt from sources from the Holy Synod.
A special invitation to attend the event has been extended to Pope Benedict XVI. So far, several cardinals as well as the director of the Vatican library Raffaele Farina and the person in charge of the dialogue with the Orthodox church have confirmed their presence.
The documentary will be screened in the memory of Patriarch Maxim and its length is 54 minutes. The documentary is translated into Italian and it is shot on the occasion of 90th birthday of Patriarch Maxim. The documentary covers the only long interview of Patriarch Maxim.
The initiative for the commemorating event is of Bulgaria's acting ambassador to the Vatican Stefan Bonchev. Bulgaria's Holy Synod will be represented by bishop Antonii, vicar of Bulgaria's metropolitan in Europe, Simeon.