Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Roman Catholic Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

A Cathedral dedicated to St. Joseph stood here for some centuries. However, it was destroyed during World War II and a new building was started in 2002, the foundation stone being laid by Pope John Paul II. This new church, very much in the modern style, was inaugurated on 21 May 2006. It has a capacity for around 1,000 people and its 33 metre high belfry operated electronic bells.

Unfortunately it is separated from Sofia City Centre by a thundering dual-carriageway road which makes it difficult to reach and being modern it drops off of most people’s tourist itineraries.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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