Rumänien: Church condemns posters of doctors as saints

Vasile Banescu, a spokesman for the Romanian Patriarchate, denounced billboards depicting doctors and nurses as “saints” with coronavirus-shaped halos as a blasphemous “visual mistreatment of Christian iconography”. The posters, created by Romanian artist Wanda Hutira for the McCann Worldgroup ad agency’s “Thank you doctors” campaign and posted throughout Bucharest, have also offended the Medical Guild, Banescu said.

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Rumänien: Patriarch Daniel ermutigt Gläubige und ruft zu gegenseitiger Hilfe auf

In seiner Osterbotschaft hat der rumänische Patriarch Daniel die Gläubigen daran erinnert, dass der Glaube an die Auferstehung „uns hilft, die Hoffnung angesichts schwieriger Lebensumstände nicht zu verlieren“. Angesichts des Leids im Zusammenhang mit der Coronavirus-Pandemie rief der Patriarch zum Gebet für Kranke, aber auch Ärzte und Pfleger sowie freiwillige Helfer auf. Zudem verwies er auf die Beiträge, die die Rumänische Orthodoxe Kirche (RumOK) „verantwortungsvoll und substantiell“ zum...

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Rumänien: Fr Prof. Ioan Sauca appointed acting WCC general secretary

Fr Prof. Ioan Sauca has been appointed acting World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary beginning 1 April. Sauca, who currently serves as deputy general secretary for the WCC programme on Ecumenical Formation and Bossey Ecumenical Institute, will hold the general secretary post until the WCC Executive Committee meets in June. The leadership of the WCC Central Committee decided to postpone the full WCC Central Committee meeting, once slated for 18-24 March, along with the Executive...

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Rumänien: Patriarch hopes for Church sevices

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Sunday expressed his hope that the faithful will be able to attend the divine services shortly. Especially during this period, ‘when many people suffer spiritually from anxiety and fear,’ church services are ‘a healing from solitude and restlessness.’ ‘In this period, we also suffer because our beloved faithful cannot physically, directly participate in the church services. We hope that we will be able to meet again soon at the church services. However, at the...

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Rumänien: Faithful to jointly pray from their homes daily at noon

The Romanian Orthodox Church has announced a new program of prayer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, beginning today, on the new calendar feast of the Annunciation, calling upon all faithful to join one another in common prayer daily at noon, each from his own home, while church and monastery bells ring out throughout the country. “In this difficult time of trials related to the pandemic, the clergy and laity of our Church, being physically separated in terms of prayer, can still...

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Rumänien: Patriarchate holds honours December 1989 Revolution heroes

The Romanian Patriarchate organized several solemn events to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism and the remembrance of the heroes who fell during the Romanian Revolution of December 1989. The Patriarch of Romania, members of the Holy Synod, the President of the Former Political Prisoners Association, state officials, professors and students attended the events. Those who lost their lives in December 1989 were remembered during a memorial service officiated at the Patriarchal...

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Rumänien: Church marks 135 years of autocephaly, 95 years of Patriarchate

On Bright Saturday, the Romanian Orthodox Church marked the 135th anniversary of its restored autocephaly, which was granted by Patriarchate Joachim IV of Constantinople on April 25, 1885. The Church also celebrates the 95th anniversary of the restoration of its Patriarchate this year, reports the Basilica News Agency. “After Romania gained its state independence in 1877 and was declared a Kingdom in 1881, the prestige of the Romanian Orthodox Church increased, making necessary the formal...

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Osteuropa: Kirchliche Reaktionen auf Corona-Epidemie

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Der Pressedienst des Patriarchats der Rumänischen Orthodoxen Kirche hat in Zusammenhang mit der Verbreitung des Covid-19-Coronavirus zur strikten Einhaltung aller vom Gesundheitsministerium geforderten Maßnahmen aufgerufen. Die Pressemeldung vom 27. Februar gibt auch Empfehlungen in liturgischer und spiritueller Hinsicht: Menschen mit grippeähnlichen Symptomen sollen gut besuchte Orte einschließlich Kirchen meiden, um andere nicht der Ansteckungsgefahr auszusetzen. Sie werden auf die im...

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Rumänien: Patriarch Daniel named Honorary Citizen of Bucharest

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania received Bucharest’s Honorary Citizenship for his contribution to the spirituality and education of the Romanian people. The Patriarch of Romania received the award from Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea at the Patriarchal Residence on December 12. Mayor Firea was accompanied by a delegation of the Bucharest City Hall including the former Minister of Culture and National Identity George Ivascu who read out the Laudatio, stressing the academic and pastoral...

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