Religion in Bulgaria
Christianity is the major religion in Bulgaria. Orthodox Christianity, Islam and Catholic Christianity are the three major religions that are found in Bulgaria. Bulgaria adopted Christianity in 865 and now Christianity is the state religion of Bulgaria. Islam established in Bulgaria during the Ottoman rule. Roman Catholicism also became stronger in the middle Ages while Protestantism introduced in 19th century. Islam is the second major religion. Both Christianity and Islam co-exist with peace and love. Islam spread itself in Bulgaria. The capital of Bulgaria Sofia is well known as the Triangle of Religious Tolerance" because of the existence of St. Nedelya Church, Banya Bashi Masjid and Sofia Synagogue on the distance of few meters from one another. Bulgarian constitution gives full support to freedom of religion and people are not restricted to adopt any particular religion.
Orthodox Christianity is the major religion in Bulgaria; it is adopted and practiced by majority of Bulgarians. Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the light house of this religion in Bulgaria while other minor orthodox churches include: Russian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Romanian Orthodox Church and Greek Orthodox Church.
Christianity came in Bulgaria during First Bulgarian Empire. Among all the Slavic Orthodox churches Bulgarian Orthodox church is the oldest one. It is very influential due to its rich and healthy cultural activities during middle ages.
Islam is the second major religion and it is practiced by the Turkic minority of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Muslims and Majority of Roma. Islam religion got roots during the Ottoman Turkic invasion during 14th-15th century.
Roman Catholicism is the third major religion in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Greek Church is the main church for the Roman Catholic followers.