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(Sofia Echo) If you want to be popular in Bulgaria, be a governing party politician who showed up to inspect flood damage – but if you are from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, it seems people like you less than they used to.

A poll by the Centre for the Study of Public Opinion done between February 3 and 15 among a sample of 1000 Bulgarians showed that approval of the church had fallen by 17 per cent over the past three months, a phenomenon linked to the disclosure by the Dossier Commission of the identities of top church leaders who had been agents for communist-era State Security.

Most the church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, had worked for State Security. Of four church leaders who had not, one was church head Patriarch Maxim.

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March 2, 2012

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