A faith festival builds bridges in city full of tensions

13-06-2022

Opinion

Vlady Raichinov, CNE.news

Trilingual plaque in Latin, Bulgarian, and Greek with the Edict of Serdica in front of “St. Sofia” Church. Photo Wikipedia, Мико

It was a pleasant August evening. Under the cover of midnight darkness, a young couple approached the Sofia Central Synagogue and sprayed the numbers “14/88” on its wall. Right under these digits, with a much thicker pink paint, they attempted to draw a flipped swastika. Afterwards, the boy and the girl, their faces covered with Covid masks, swiftly disappeared into the night.