Bl. Vincent Bossilkov
Beatified: 1998, Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II
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Eugene Bossilkov , born Vincent Bossilkov, was a member of the Passionist Congregation, bishop of Nicopolis and martyr in the Communist campaign in Bulgaria against religion. He had studied in Rome for his doctorate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute and became a parish priest in the Danube Valley. After becoming bishop, in 1952 he was arrested, together with many other religious, and executed for ostensible crimes against the state. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
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