A faith festival builds bridges in city full of tensions



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.