European Parliament's Dialogue Seminar: "Artificial Intelligence: Ethical concerns"

On March 19, 2019, the seminar "Artificial Intelligence: Ethical concerns", chaired by Mairead McGuinness, the first Vice-President of the European Parliament, took place in the European Parliament building in Brussels. The event was held in the framework of Article 17 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU, designed to implement a regular and honest dialogue between the EU institutions and churches. The event was organized by the European Parliamentary Research Service on Artificial Intelligence and involved religious leaders, philosophers, ethics professors, and politicians. Our institution was represented by Rev. George Valcu, Secretary of the Representation of Romanian Patriarchate t

King Philippe of Belgium at the Celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy

On March 17, Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel Orthodox Cathedral in Brussels hosted the celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, which commemorates the restoration of icons and the condemnation of iconoclasm. At this occasion, Fr. Sorin Selaru, Director of the Permanent Office of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the EU Institutions, participated in the Liturgy presided by His Eminence Athenagoras, Metropolitan of Belgium. The King Philippe of Belgium was present throughout the Divine Liturgy, marking the first official visit from a king of Belgium to an Orthodox Church. Representatives from other Christian denominations and from the Belgian government, such as His Eminence Cardinal Joze

20 religion journalists from Romania visit the EU institutions in Brussels

On 6 to 8 March 2019, a group of twenty religion journalists from Romania paid a visit to Brussels, to get first-hand knowledge of the EU institutions and their way of operation, as well as of the current challenges of Christian media and the broader ecclesial context in Belgium. Representing Orthodoxy to the EU On Wednesday, March 6, the delegation visited the Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions headquartered in Brussels, where they were welcomed by Rev. Sorin Selaru, director, Rev. George Valcu, secretary, and Rev. Gabriel Pop, assistant. During the meeting, Fr. Sorin Selaru briefed them on the history of the Romanian Orthodox Parish of Saint Nichola

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