Patriarch Daniel: We need to strengthen our ecclesial consciousness so that priests and believers act in consensus, solidarity and cooperation

Annual Diocesan Assembly Meeting of the Archdiocese of Bucharest

Opening the Diocesan Assembly of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel sounded the alarm over today’s context of the Romanian society and said there is an urgent need to strengthen our ecclesial consciousness, so that the Romanian Orthodox Church’s priests and believers behave and act consciously and constantly in consensus, solidarity and cooperation.

Only communion and cooperation between clergy and laity helps the Church be active and fulfil her mission in society, the Head of the Romanian Orthodox Church said to the participants to the Diocesan Assembly gathered in plenary session at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence.

The Romanian Patriarch referred to the social activity carried out by the Archdiocese of Bucharest in 2016. A total amount of 1.24 million Euros represented the material and financial support offered by the Archdiocese in 2016.

During the meeting of the Diocesan Assembly of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, gathered Saturday, 4 February 2017, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church summarised the activities carried out in 2016.

His Beatitude pointed out the Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World, held in Bucharest from September 1 to September 4, 2016, in which approximatively 2500 young people participated.

Closing his address, the Patriarch said that no efforts could have been possible without the support of the priests and faithful of the Archdiocese of Bucharest and that of the sponsors, donors and benefactors. His Beatitude addressed thanks to everyone:

We thank everyone who supported the many activities of the Archdiocese of Bucharest carried out in 2016, and we entreat our Lord Jesus Christ to bless and make prosperous the work of those who by word and deed preach the Gospel of his merciful love, for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity and the salvation of humankind.

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