Rumänien: Debatte über Taufritus nach Tod eines Säuglings

In Suceava ist ein sechs Wochen altes Baby nach seiner Taufe gestorben. Nachdem es drei Mal im Wasser untergetaucht worden war, erlitt es einen Herzstillstand. Später starb es im Krankenhaus, wo auch Wasser in seiner Lunge gefunden wurde. Die Tragödie hat ein großes Medienecho und Debatten über die Form der Taufzeremonie ausgelöst. Gegen den Priester, der die Taufe durchführte, sind polizeiliche Ermittlungen wegen Totschlags eingeleitet worden.

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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: Patriarchate stands for one hour per week religious education classes

The Romanian Patriarchate announced it stands for keeping the one-hour-per-week time budget of Religious Education in all high schools, regardless of their technological or theoretical profile. His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti transmitted the message in person at the Palace of Parliament, during a debate organized by the joint parliamentary committees for Education, science, youth and sports. The hierarch was accompanied to the event by Fr. Nicuşor Beldiman, Patriarchal Coordinating Counselor, and...

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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 Church Painting Committee to draft iconography guide

During this year’s first meeting of the Romanian Patriarchate’s Church Painting Committee, the Patriarch of Romania urged the new members to draft an iconographic guide and a set of norms for the restoration of the ecclesiastical heritage used in worship. “The Church Painting Committee is now called, during this term, as the most competent central forum, with a consultative role in matters of church art in the Romanian Patriarchate, to respond promptly to urgent needs, felt for several years in...

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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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