Stefan I of Bulgaria
Stefan I was a Bulgarian prelate. He was elected Metropolitan of Sofia in 1922 and, from 1945, also served as Exarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. He actively contributed to the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews in World War II. He was awarded Order of the White Eagle and other decorations.
|Bulgarian Exarch and Metropolitan of Sofia|
|Church||Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Bulgarian Exarchate)|
|Installed||21 January 1945|
|Term ended||6 September 1948|
|Predecessor||Neophyte of Vidin|
|Successor||Mihail of Dorostol|
|Birth name||Stoyan Popgeorgiev Shokov|
|Born||September 19, 1878|
Shiroka Laka, Ottoman Empire
|Died||May 12, 1957 (aged 78)|
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Church|
- Bar-Zohar, Michael (1998). Beyond Hitler's Grasp. The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews. Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation. ISBN 1580620604.
- Popgueorguiev, Stoyan (Metropolitan Stefan) The Righteous Among The Nations, Popgueorguiev, Stoyan (Metropolitan Stefan)
- Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 599.