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Grandpa Dobri: The 100 year-old Beggar Considered a Living Saint


A 100-year-old beggar in a threadbare coat,”Grandpa”Dobri, is already celebrated as a saint in Bulgaria—a symbol of goodness in a country ravaged by poverty and corruption. For over 20 years,Dobri Dobrev has been begging on the streets of Sofia, collecting alms worth tens of thousands of euros. And he has given it all to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. This has made him the largest private donor of the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral even as he maintains an ascetic lifestyle.
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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Lifestyle, True Stories


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