11 Mar '13, 6am

Bishop puts his Rolex up for sale to pay power bill - but no one can afford it: In a country with an average m...

Bishop puts his Rolex up for sale to pay power bill - but no one can afford it: In a country with an average m...

The Rolex episode takes place at a sensitive time for the church, which has just elected a new leader. Last year, it emerged that the senior hierarchy of the church had been riddled with informers during the communist era. A Gallup poll last month found that the Bulgarian orthodox church's ties with business interests and the comfortable lifestyle of some of its clerics were the church's biggest problems – but the public also thought the church was out of touch with the everyday concerns of worshippers. Gallup said the poll confirmed the existence of "sizeable problems for the institution". The lack of interest in the Rolex might also reflect ordinary Bulgarians' pre-occupation with their own worsening living standards. The cost of electricity in Bulgaria more than doubled between December and January, sending tens of thousands into the streets in protests that led to Prim...

Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/bulgaria...

Tweets

Bulgarian bishop fails to sell Rolex to pay pow...

ndtv.com 10 Mar '13, 2pm

A top Bulgarian cleric on Sunday failed to sell his gold Rolex to pay the electricity bill of his cash-strapped church as ...

Bishop fails to sell Rolex to pay bill: A GOLD ...

news.com.au 10 Mar '13, 4pm

A TOP Bulgarian cleric has failed to sell his gold Rolex to pay the electricity bill of his cash-strapped church, with no ...

Bulgarian bishop tries, fails to sell Rolex to pay church’s bills

Bulgarian bishop tries, fails to sell Rolex to ...

omgghana.com 12 Mar '13, 9pm

Bishop Metropolitan Nikolay is in a tough spot. His Plovdiv, Bulgaria, church has a $2,000 power bill — and also no money ...

Bulgarian Bishop's Notorious Rolex to Be Brought under the Hammer

Bulgarian Bishop's Notorious Rolex to Be Brough...

novinite.com 08 Mar '13, 4pm

An auction will be launched on Sunday for the infamous Rolex watch of Bulgarian Orthodox Bishop Nikolay . The starting pri...

Rolex of Doom: Bulgarian cleric fails to sell gold watch to cover his church’s electricity bill

Rolex of Doom: Bulgarian cleric fails to sell g...

rt.com 10 Mar '13, 6pm

Metropolitan Nikolay of the city of Plovdiv announced plans to part with his watch in February after his Saint Marina chur...

Bulgarian Cleric Fails To Sell Gold Rolex To Cover His Church's Electricity Bill - Eurasia Review

Bulgarian Cleric Fails To Sell Gold Rolex To Co...

eurasiareview.com 11 Mar '13, 12am

Saint Marina Church in Plovdiv, Bulgaria Bulgarian Cleric Fails To Sell Gold Rolex To Cover His Church’s Electricity Bill ...

Pay as you go solar power systems turn lives on in Guatemala

Pay as you go solar power systems turn lives on...

treehugger.com 11 Mar '13, 12pm

© Quetsol Having access to electricity has a huge impact on people's lives, from enabling them to extend their days with l...

Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Mar '13, 5pm

I think there is nothing to “get around”. There are several general strategies for dealing with existing infrastructure, b...

FOR SALE! Rolex 5512 Submariner.. 1968.. Very rare watch. £5k  Holla

FOR SALE! Rolex 5512 Submariner.. 1968.. Very r...

instagram.com 12 Mar '13, 10pm

Why you think that? Come with me to a jewellers & if its fake I'll give you the £5k cash

#singapore #sales Club 21 Diesel Sale: Don’t miss the Club 21 Diesel Sale, where you can en... #promotions #news

#singapore #sales Club 21 Diesel Sale: Don’t mi...

greatdeals.com.sg 11 Mar '13, 7am

Don’t miss the Club 21 Diesel Sale, where you can enjoy discounts of up 80% on Diesel fashion apparel and accessories! Get...

Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Mar '13, 5pm

I think there is nothing to “get around”. There are several general strategies for dealing with existing infrastructure, b...

Dot Earth Blog: Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Po...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Mar '13, 5pm

I think there is nothing to “get around”. There are several general strategies for dealing with existing infrastructure, b...

Why Pay Per Click Is Such A Beautiful Tool For SEO

Why Pay Per Click Is Such A Beautiful Tool For SEO

searchengineland.com 05 Mar '13, 5pm

SEO and PPC fans often find themselves in different parts of the building, on different floors and sometimes on a differen...

Dot Earth Blog: Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Po...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Mar '13, 5pm

I think there is nothing to “get around”. There are several general strategies for dealing with existing infrastructure, b...