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On October 19, Bulgaria commemorates Sveti Ioan Rilski (St. John of Rila).

Sveti Ioan Rilski (St. John of Rila) is the heavenly protector of the Bulgarian people, founder of the Rila Monastery. The Theological Seminary in Sofia, the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia, many schools and temples bear his name. In the town of Minsk, Republic of Belarus, there is also a church (on the picture) named after St. John of Rila. October 19 is also the day of doctors, miners and the Day of the Sofia Theological Seminary.

Author: DK

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