About Pope Francis’ ongoing visit to Romania – a commentary by Stiripentruviata.ro, Romania’s daily updated pro-life news portal:
His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, welcomed Pope Francis on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, Romania. In his welcome address, the Patriarch approached the topics that come naturally in the context of the relationship between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church: the visit of Pope John Paul II to Romania in 1999, philanthropy, and social peace. Patriarch Daniel also mentioned crucial contemporary issues that the Pope has not touched yet during his ongoing visit to Romania.
exactly, Patriarch Daniel referred to the assault of secularism on Christian
faith, Christian values and religious freedom. He said that only defending and
promoting these realities we can teach young people to believe in God’s work
upon this world and in the eternity of the human person.
Daniel emphasized that we equally need to defend and promote the institution of
marriage between one man and one woman, and the act of childbearing.
It will be
worth watching Pope Francis’ visit to Romania to see whether he continues to
speak good wishes or finally choses to punctuate the problems he well knows
that Romania is facing: the marriage referendum from last year, sabotaged by
the whole political class, and the fact that the number of elective abortions remains
huge both in Romania and among the Romanian residents from abroad.