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Archbishop Aurel Percă of Bucharest, Romania. Courtesy photo.

Romanian Catholic archbishop: The Church needs to form ‘post-COVID-19’ generation

Feb 24, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The Romanian Catholic Archbishop Aurel Percă is already thinking about how the Church can help to form the “post-COVID-19” generation.  Read more

The grandmother and grandchild who feature on Pope Francis' new prayer card greet the pope in Romania June 1, 2019.

Pope Francis' new prayer card features grandmother and grandchild from Romania

Sep 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ newest prayer card, which he hands out to the people he meets, features a grandmother and grandchild from... Read more

Roma children practice gymnastics on horseback at an Order of Malta school in Romania.

‘I really pray for these kids’: the Catholic ambassador on a mission to help Europe’s largest minority

Aug 21, 2020

In 2013, Franz Salm-Reifferscheidt made a life-changing visit to Rome. The retired Austrian businessman had an appointment with the Grand... Read more

May 9, 2019: Pope Francis meets a Roma family on May 9, 2019, ahead of his trip to Romania.

‘We must choose between civilizations of love and hate’ Pope Francis tells Romani

Jun 2, 2019

The history of humanity still echoes the relationship of Cain and Abel, Pope Francis told the Romani community on Sunday.  Read more

A Romanian stamp featuring Bishop Iuliu Hossu of the Romanian Diocese of Cluj-Gherla, who was among the seven bishops whose martyrdom was recognized by the pope March 19, 2019. Public domain.

Seven 20th-century Romanian bishops declared martyrs

Mar 19, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis declared Tuesday the martyrdom of seven Greek-Catholic bishops killed by the communist regime in Romania in the mid-20th... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Nov. 14, 2018.

Pope's Romania trip confirmed for early summer

Jan 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Romania to the cities of Bucharest, Iaşi, and Blaj, and... Read more

Archbishop Ioan Robu.

Pope Francis will travel to Romania in 2019

Nov 20, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis will visit Romania in 2019, according to Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference.  Read more

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In Romania, marriage referendum headed for national vote

Sep 13, 2018

A referendum on the definition of marriage appears headed for a national vote in Romania. The ballot measure, strongly support... Read more

Parliament of Romania.

Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

May 25, 2017

Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one... Read more

Dan and Julia Calinescu speak with CNA during a May 3, 2014 international prolife leaders conference in Rome

Couple leaves everything to begin pro-life movement in Romania

May 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

Founders of prolife organization Life Nation were present in Rome for Italy’s March for Life, and spoke of their decision... Read more

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Romanian martyr hailed as reminder of freedom in Christ

Sep 12, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Monsignor Vladimir Ghika, a martyr under the 20th century communist government in Romania, was beatified on Aug. 31, recognized as... Read more