His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel has sent an encouraging message to students in Romania taking national exams urging all priests to assist them during this stressful period with prayer, encouraging words and any other useful help.
The eighth-grade students are taking the National Evaluation from June 18 to June 21, while this year’s National Baccalaureate session runs from June 3 to July 4.
His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel’s message addressed to students taking national exams: full text
Beloved young people,
Church and School accompany you on your journey of intellectual and spiritual development, a way of a beautiful formation for life, in order to become a light in society and a joy for your country.
Exams must be understood as opportunities to confirm your efforts with the hope of fulfilling your personal projects, but also to evaluate the degree of cultural enrichment, which you have achieved by these efforts.
Exams will give you a validation of your work in the last few school years and will be a joyous occasion that you will share with your teachers and parents.
May the love of the risen Christ bring peace, joy and much help to your souls!
We urge all priests, especially during this stressful exam period, to assist you with prayer, encouragement and any other useful support.
With paternal love and blessing,
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church