Keep in mind that this is old news. This was in October last year. As a result he was recalled back to Bulgaria. He is the dean of St Alexander Nevski now. Furthermore, his boss Metropolitan Simeon was deposed from his diocese. He did not submit to the decision of the Holy Synod and has not left the diocese. BOC is not part of the WCC and does not participate in any dialogs with Rome.
Below is the translation. As I said this story ran in Dveri.bg on 10/29/09.
The official publications of the RC in Europe are discussing the meeting of the Bishop of Tiveropol Tihon with the Pope. The meeting which took place in Rome during the 8th Sobor of the Western and Mid European Diocese of the BOC. The official newspaper of the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano quoted the words of bishop Tihon to Benedict XVI "We have to unite as soon as possible and at last serve togethher." He also added that "we should spare no effort to restore communion b/w Orthodox and roman catholics because the people (i.e. the laity) don't understand our differences and discussions. The catholics won't become Orthodox and vice versa, but we must stand before the altar together."
Bishop Tihon assured the pope that in his capacity as acting president of the Western and Mid Europe Diocese of the BOC he is expressing the wishes of all participants in the sobor of his diocese including all the priests which have come to Rome to "express to the pope their desire for union, because he is also the bishop of Rome, the host city of their assembly / sobor."
The fact that Bishop Tihon dares to talk about a unia with the pope not only on behalf of the diocesan priests but also as an acting president of a diocese of the BOC, has rightly made an impression on the RC that the BOC is ready to take such steps. At the same time we are reminding that the BOC several years ago totally withdrew from the official Orthodox - catholic dialog with the argument that it will not lead to closer ties between the two churches. Although the Bulgarian media publicized the above incident, as of yet there has been no reaction from the leadership of the BOC to distance itself from Tihon. Clergy and laity from the US, Canada, and Australia diocese have expressed their strong concern about the media reports and have sought the opinion of Metr Joseph (Metr of America, Canada and Australia).