Sources: Bulgarian Bishop Boris Fired After Orgy Video Emerges Online

A news story attributed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) (see here, here, and here) says that a prominent Bulgarian clergyman who was seen in a just-surfaced video having sex with four women (another source says two) has been dismissed from the Orthodox Church.

A senior bishop from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has been dismissed after an online video emerged of him at an orgy with four women.

Bishop Boris, who headed the second-largest monastery in the country, was relieved of his duties on Thursday after being found guilty of acts “unworthy of his post,” said a statement from the Church’s supreme clerical body, the Holy Synod.

It followed allegations that emerged in the daily Trud, which reported on a video clip of the bishop with the four women.

The orgy is just the latest scandal to hit the church, which counts 80 per cent of all Bulgarians as followers.

On the opening of government archives in January 2012, it was revealed that 11 members of the Holy Synod had been agents of, or had collaborated with, the former communist regime.

The Italian site tgcom24 reports (in slightly fractured English) that Bishop Boris, the abbot of Bulgaria’s second-largest monastery,

… “is guilty of acts incompatible with his office,” [it] is written in a press release issued today by the Holy Synod. The case must be examined by the ecclesiastical court, while the bishop Boris, also known for his weaknesses [for] … luxury cars, money, women, food and fine wine, could even [face] excommunication.

Last year, the Orthodox Christian Church was rocked by another lurid sex scandal, that one involving sex orgies during which Serbian bishop Vasilije Kačavenda and others raped underage children.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go scrub my browser’s history from the search term “bishop orgy.” You don’t want to know what my eyes have seen.

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