Management Board

Bishop Petko Hristov

Board President of Caritas Bulgaria
Bishop Petko Hristov was elected President of Caritas Bulgaria at the XVIII National Conference held on December 01, 2001 in Sofia. Since 1997, he has been Board member of Caritas Rousse. He is also one of the founders of Caritas Belene (1992-1993).

Bishop Hristov was born in the village of Velchevo, Veliko Tarnovo District. He graduated from the Technical University in Veliko Tarnovo, specialty “Construction and Architecture”. In 1977-1985, he studied for a priest. On December 15, 1985 Monsignor Hristov was ordained as a priest by H.E. Monsignor Samuel Jundrin. He served in Belene and the village of Tranchovitsa.

On January 6, 1995, in the presence of cardinals and bishops, he was anointed as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nikopol by His Holiness Pope John Paul II at a ceremony held in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.

Father Ivan Topalski

Board Member of Caritas Bulgaria
He was born in 1973 in the village of Zhitnitsa. He was ordained a priest in 1998. In 2000-2002, he was chairing the Management Board of Caritas Plovdiv. Father Topalski is a parish priest in Kaloyanovo and Duvanlii and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Caritas Vitaniya Foundation.

Father Mihal Shlahtsyak

Board Member of Caritas Bulgaria

Father Shlahtsyak is a parish priest in Bourgas, manager of Caritas Bourgas and a member of the Managing Board of Caritas Sofia.