Linkuri accesibilitate

Moldovan President unwilling to invite Romanian Patriarch Teoctist

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin said during a visit by Russian Patriarch Aleksii II on 13 November that he will not invite Patriarch Teoctist of the Romanian Orthodox Church to Moldova. "We have only one Patriarchy and Church recognized in the Republic of Moldova," Voronion said. The Bessarabian Metropolitanate which is subordinate to the Romanian Orthodox Church was reconstituted in 1992 but was officially recognized by Moldovan authorities in 2002, after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.