Rumänien: Year of pastoral care of Romanians abroad

In a message occasioned by the 162nd anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed that „the Romanian Patriarchate blesses and supports the communion of Romanians everywhere.” The message has three main topics including the declaration of 2021 as a Solemn Year of the pastoral care of Romanians outside Romania, the history or Romanian migration and the current configuration of the Romanian communities in the diaspora.

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Rumänien: No further restrictions on public religious services

Romania’s State Secretariat for Religious Affairs (SSC) hosted on Thursday, December 3, a new meeting of the Platform of Dialogue between faith leaders and the representatives of public authorities with attributions in combating the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The goal of the consultation was to ensure dialogue and cooperation-based decisions that can meet both public health protection needs and religious needs. The debate concluded with the unanimous approval of the resolution entitled...

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Rumänien: Orthodoxe Kirche kritisiert Einschränkungen für Wallfahrt

In Rumänien hat das Nationale Komitee für Notsituationen am 5. Oktober angesichts der steigenden Corona-Fallzahlen Einschränkungen für religiöse Feiern und Ereignisse erlassen. Dementsprechend dürfen nur noch vor Ort Wohnende an religiösen Veranstaltungen teilnehmen, was Pilgerfahrten faktisch verbietet. Die Entscheidung fiel wenige Tage vor dem Beginn einer der größten religiösen Feiern in Rumänien, bei der Zehntausende zu den Reliquien der Hl. Paraskeva in Iaşi pilgern.

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Rumänien: Church remains the most trusted institution

A poll made by the Center for Urban and Regional Sociology – CURS between January 11-15 found that the Church remains the most trusted institution in Romania. The research report showed that 62% of Romanians place a high and very high degree of trust in the Church. On the second place came local councils, trusted by 60% of Romanians. These are the only institutions trusted by more than half of the participants to the poll. Romanians showed the least of trust in Political Parties (11% of...

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Japan: Consecration of Romanian Orthodox Church in Tokyo

The Romanian Orthodox Church in Tokyo was consecrated on Tuesday, on the feast of the transfer of St George’s relics to his church in Lydda. The service was officiated by Romanian Metropolitan Iosif of Western Europe and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and Japan. The consecration concluded the restoration works which took several years. The Romanian parish of Tokyo was established 12 years ago. In 2008, the Romanian Patriarchate sent, upon request from its faithful in Japan, priests Alexandru...

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Rumänien: New decisons of the Holy Synod - communique

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna of the Palace of the Patriarchate, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. On July 11, 2020, the Metropolitan Synod of the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina, in consultation with the Archdiocesan Assembly of Suceava and Radauti, appointed by secret ballot two candidates for the vacant see of Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti: His Grace...

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Rumänien: Church, Army, Academy – first places in Romanians’ trust

The Church, the Army and the Romanian Academy occupy the first places in terms of the degree of trust granted by Romanians, according to the first barometer of the religious life in Romania, presented on Wednesday, December 16, in the Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy, Agerpres reports. According to the barometer, conducted by the LARICS Center for Sociological Research, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Religions and the Institute of Political Science and International Relations...

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Rumänien: Cultural tour of 160 wooden Orthodox churches launches

A tourist-cultural route of wooden churches in Romania was officially launched on October 27 at an event dedicated to the protection and cultural valorization of the historical monument of the wooden church in Valea Crișului, Bihor County. The event was attended by representatives of the local public administrations registered in the cultural route and the the Orthodox Dioceses of Oradea and of Maramureș and Satu Mare, which were officially recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Energy, and...

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Rumänien: Gedenktag für verfolgte Christen eingeführt

In Rumänien wird in Zukunft der 16. August als nationaler Tag des Gedenkens an die weltweite „Gewalt gegen Christen“ begangen werden. Das Plenum des rumänischen Abgeordnetenhauses hat laut dem Informationsdienst der Stiftung Pro Oriente einen entsprechenden Beschluss gefasst. Jeweils am 16. August werden demnach in Zukunft das Parlamentsgebäude, die Regierungsgebäude in Bukarest und in den Provinzen, der Triumphbogen in Bukarest und der Mogoşoaia-Palast – er eines der bekanntesten...

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