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Petko Jordanov Christov, O.F.M.Conv. (born 9 October 1950 in Velcevo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicopoli.

Petko Jordanov Christov studied at the Professional School of Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy "Angel Popov" in Veliko Tarnovo, in the fields of civil engineering and architecture.

From 1977 to 1985 in Bulgaria he studied to become a priest and was ordained on 15 December 1985 by Bishop Samuel Dzhundrin. In 1990 Christov gave his first vows in the Order of Franciscans on 15 December 1993. He served in parishes in Belene and Tranchovitsa. On 18 October 1994 Christov was consecrated by Pope John Paul II as Bishop of Nikopol. On 6 January 1995 he was ordained in the St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican by John Paul II, with Cardinals Giovanni Battista Re and Jorge María Mejía being his co-consecrators.

Petko Jordanov Christov is president of the Catholic charity Caritas in Bulgaria and member of the Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria.

In the Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria is the chairman of the following committees:

  • Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
  • Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
  • Pontifical Council Cor Unum
  • Distinctions

  • Order pro merito Melitensi, bestowed by the ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, His Excellency Count Camillo Dzukoli in a ceremony in St Paul of the Cross Cathedral in Rousse, 30 November 2011, for his active work and cooperation related to charitable activities of the Catholic Church in Bulgaria
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