Romanian Orthodox Church

Royal House announces Queen-Mother Elena re-burial ceremony, mourning for 18, 19 and 20 October

Queen-Mother Elena's remains are going to be brought home, to Romania, so to be re-buried at Curtea de Arges, alongside her son King Mihai I, the Royal Family announces, scheduling a mourning period of three days on 18, 19 and 20 October.

Romanian Church Wants Pride Week Play Banned

The Romanian Orthodox Church said on Wednesday that the play, called 'I am Too. So What?', which has been staged during Pride Week in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, should be banned.

The church said in a statement that a law from 2006 that "forbids any form" of "religious defamation" or "public offence towards religious symbols".

Pope Francis' visit to Romania ends: I'm taking with me places, moments, yet especially faces

Pope Francis on Sunday said after three days spent in Romania that he leaves "enriched" because he will take with him places, moments and especially faces of those he met. "I arrived to this beautiful and welcoming country as pilgrim and brother, to life various meetings. Now I'm going back home enriched, taking with me places and moments, and especially faces.

Pope in Romania/Sovereign Pontiff: May Blessed Virgin Mary guide you to a geniune future of progress, peace

Pope Francis told the rd 100,000 faithful gathered on Sunday in Blaj on the Liberty Field that he entrusts them to Virgin Mary to guide them "towards a future of a genuine progress and peace", and to building "a more and more righteous and fraternal homeland".

Romanians Welcome Pope With Cheers and Greetings

Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Romania for a historic three-day visit between May 31 and June 2.

The head of the Catholic Church was welcomed at the main airport by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and his wife along with Romanian Orthodox clerics, officials and hundreds of people with messages of greeting.

Pope in Romania/Patriarch Daniel: Our predecessors are calling us to defend, promote faith in Christ, Christian values

Both Pope John Paul II and Patriarch Teoctist used to be champions of the Christian faith and felt in their activity the help of Jesus Christ, on Friday said Daniel, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at his meeting with Pope Francis.

UPDATE1 / Pope in Romania / Sovereign Pontiff arrives in Bucharest

Pope Francis has arrived in Bucharest on Friday for a state, pastoral and ecumenical three-day visit, carried out under the generic title "Let's walk together!." The Sovereign Pontiff was welcome, on the Henri Coanda International Airport, by President Klaus Iohannis and his wife Carmen Iohannis. He was honoured by a military guard.