03/07/2014: The new French ambassador to Bucharest, on a visit to the Romanian patriarch
On Monday, 30 June 2014, His Excellency Mr François Saint-Paul, the newly appointed ambassador of France to Romania, paid a visit to the Romanian patriarch.
12/062014: High-level meeting between EU’s and religious leaders in Europe
The annual high-level meeting between EU and religious leaders in Europe took place in Brussels, on Tuesday, 10 June 2014. The event has brought at the same table the presidents of the European Commission and Council, a vice-president of the European Parliament, as well as religious leaders coming from the 28 Member States of the Union. Under the title “The Future of the European Union”, the discussions focused, among others, on the current societal developments in and outside the EU, on Europe's role in the world and in the immediate neighbourhood, and on the part religious communities can play in this context.
12/05/2014: CROCEU meeting in Bucharest
On 16-18 May 2014, the Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) met in Bucharest, at the gracious invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania. The topic of their discussions was The family in the context of the current crisis. Among those invited to join the CROCEU members in this meeting were representatives of the Romanian Government and of the European institutions, as well as a number of experts and executives of the Romanian Patriarchate.
10/03/14: Pan-Orthodox synaxis in Istanbul, 6-9 March 2014
From the 6th to the 9th of March 2014, the primates of 13 Orthodox autocephalous Churches, accompanied by their delegations, met in Istanbul, Turkey, the old city of Constantinople. The four day synaxis was summoned by His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and concluded on Sunday, 9 March, with the con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The most important outcome of the meeting is the fixing of a date, as well as of a preparation methodology, for a Pan-Orthodox Council, which is to take place in the old church of St. Irene in Istanbul, around Pentecost Sunday of the year 2016.