The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church elected Bishop Yakov as the new Metropolitan of Dorostol on October 25.
Yakov, 49, thus becomes the Holy Synod’s newest member. Up to now, he was vicar to Plovdiv Metropolitan Nikolai.
The election by the Holy Synod took place a week after an election in the Silistra-headquartered diocese, in which clergy and lay people voted, which shortlisted two candidates, Yakov and Bishop Sionii. Out of 13 ballots cast by the Synod in the October 25 vote, Yakov got 11.
Yakov succeeds Amvrosiy, who died on August 18 from COVID-19, at the age of 78.
Source: Sofia Globe