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 histo
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, r
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