Thursday, August 8, 2013

Romania Builds 10 New Churches Every Month; Church Const. Soars Since End of Communism

Romania is in the middle of a church-building boom, with some 10 new places of worship completed every month and one vast cathedral slowly taking shape, the Free Republic website reports today (August 8, 2013).

Everywhere in Romania there are churches -- big, small, medieval, modern, tin-roofed, wooden, painted -- and each has its own appeal.

Since the 1989 revolution that overthrew communism, the Greek Orthodox Church has been expanding incredibly in Romania.

About 90 percent of Romanians are Orthodox Christians. In the wake of communist dictator Ceausescu's downfall, the Church has capitalized on its pre-eminent position in the country, building new churches at a rate of one every three days, as well as an enormous cathedral currently under construction in the center of Bucharest, Romania's capital.

1 comment:

  1. Please also post the Romanian's Patriarchate response: