CROCEU meeting with the Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

On the eve of the upcoming Finish Presidency of the Council of the EU (July-December 2019), a delegation of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) received the visit of Most Revd Dr Tapio Luoma, the Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. In the opening of the meeting, the Archbishop expressed his conviction that the contribution of Orthodoxy to the European project is certainly not a new chapter in the history of Europe, recalling his personal experience of meeting the then Archbishop of Cyprus, Makarios I, at an international conference in 1975, in Helsinki. He also emphasised the excellent relation that the Evangelical Lu

Commission Vice-President Katainen: "We need more Christian values in Europe!"

Addressing an event on common European values, in Brussels, which was marking the upcoming Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU (July-December 2019), European Commission Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen emphasised that the discussion on this topic is becoming of utmost importance. He deplored the fact that many of the EU's Member States seem to have forgotten some of the fundamental values that lie at the basis of the European construction, such as democracy, equality, respect for fundamental human rights, or the rule of law. He also pointed that Christian values should be more, and better, represented in the public space, and that Europeans should resist the manny challenges, from both

Mons, Belgium: Commemorative service for the Romanian soldiers

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Orthodox Christians worldwide celebrated the Ascension of the Lord. In the Romanian Orthodox Church this feast day is also a commemoration day of all the heroes of the nation. In Belgium, this occasion was marked at the Military Cemetery in Mons, where a commemorative service was served by Rev. Fr. Gabriel POP, from the staff of the Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions, near the tombs of the 8 Romanian soldiers burried here in 1914, during The First World War. The service was attended by Mr. Valer-Daniel BREAZ, the Romanian Minister for Culture and National Identity, as well as by military personnel from Romania's National Mil

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