Suceava Mayor Ion Lungu announced last week the naming of a city street to honour the eldest Romanian Orthodox hierarch, Archbishop Pimen.
Called ‘a devoted and diligent hierarch’ by Patriarch Daniel, His Eminence Archbishop Pimen of Suceava and Radauti celebrated on Sunday his 90th birthday.
🎊HE Abp Pimen of Suceava & Rădăuți celebrates today his 90th birthday.
🤲His ministries included: monk, professor, abbot, museum curator, representative of the Romanian Patriarchate to Jerusalem, vicar of monasteries, assistant bishop & Archbishop.
— Basilica.ro (EN) (@BasilicaNews) August 25, 2019
Pimen Suceveanul Street is 700 meters long and will be located near the Fortress of Suceava running.
“As a sign of gratitude on the behalf of the community for all that His Eminence Pimen, the Archbishop of Suceava and Rădăuți, did, for getting involved in the life of our city, through social protection, building the home for the elderly, plus, what for Christians matters a lot, with his blessing 20 new churches were built after the Revolution, a street in Suceava will be named Pimen Suceveanul,” said Mayor Ion Lungu, according to Monitorul de Suceava.
The decision was endorsed by the local city council on August 22.
Another personality who received the same honour from the city council is Sofia Vicoveanca. A boulevard in the city is named after the folk singer.
Photo: Monitorul de Suceava