The newly elected Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Metropolitan Neofit blesses the faithful during the ceremony of his enthronement at the Alexander Newsky cathedral in Sofia, Sunday, Feb.

 

              The newly elected Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Metropolitan Neofit blesses the faithful during the ceremony of his enthronement at the Alexander Newsky cathedral in Sofia, Sunday, Feb.
The newly elected Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Metropolitan Neofit blesses the faithful during the ceremony of his enthronement at the Alexander Newsky cathedral in Sofia, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. An electoral college made up of 138 members gave 90 votes to Neofit. He is considered a compromise candidate after a power struggle within the church over who will succeed the late Patriarch Maxim. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)