8/11/2013: The European “pro-life” Citizen Initiative One of Us reaches first place with over 1,891,000 signatures!
On Monday 11th November 2013, the calculation of the individual supports given to the European Citizen Initiative One of Us will be closed. This number will be greater than 1,891,000, which makes this pro-life initiative the first and the largest success. 20 countries have reached the minimum threshold of signatures required by the European Commission, evidencing that the will to defend the human embryo is deeply rooted within the populations of Europe.
16/09/2013: The first ECI widely supported by Romanian citizens
Romania has been actively taking part in the One of Us European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), one of the first of its kind, which has already reached and exceeded the required threshold of one million signatures.
8/07/2013: THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE SUPPORTS THE "ONE OF US" EUROPEAN CITIZENS' INITIATIVE
The Holy Synod of the Romanian Patriarchate, in a meeting on the 4th and 5th of July 2013 in Bucharest, has approved the European Citizens' Initiative “One of us”, which seeks to strengthen the legal protection within the bounds of the European Union of the dignity, right of life and integrity of every human being from the moment of his/her conception. The initiative requires the European Union henceforth to desist in financing any activities which directly or indirectly lead to the destruction of the human embryo, especially in the domain of medical research, research development and public health.
2/07/2013: CROCEU regular work-session in Brussels
Gathered in a regular session in Brussels, on Friday, 28 June 2013, the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) recalled with sadness and anxiety the kidnapping, six weeks ago, on 22 April 2013, of His Eminence Paul Yazigi of Aleppo and Alexandretta (The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch), and His Eminence Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of Aleppo (The Syrian Patriarchate of Antioch), as well as of the killing of the latter’s driver, deacon Ibrahim Ulah, all of whom were traveling to grant spiritual assistance to the Arab Christian communities on the Syrian-Turkish border.