Pope Francis to Congratulate Bulgarians on Slavic Script Day

Culture | May 24, 2013, Friday // 12:00|  views

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Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov is about to have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday.

Pope Francis is expected to congratulate Bulgarians on their national day of Culture and Slavic Script.

Raykov will present the Pope with a copy of the precious Bulgarian Cherepish Gospel (XVI century).

The Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister will also meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script, the official Day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet in 855 A.D., and translated into Old Bulgarian the Bible and the religious literature of Orthodox Christianity.

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