Romania - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Country Overview

At present in Romania there are 15 religious denominations officially acknowledged and upwards of 120 religious associations. The state also materially supports religious organizations, providing money for religious staff, for the building of new abodes, and for the conservation and restoration of valuable assets of national heritage.

Since 1989 some Romanian politicians have criticized anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia in official declarations, but there are still signs of intolerance, both among politicians and the general public, toward some ethnic and religious communities. On 13 March 2002 the government issued two decrees: one banning fascist, racist, or xenophobic organizations and symbols, and the other prohibiting the encouragement of a cult of personality of war criminals.

Major Religion

History

Christianity entered this region during Roman occupation in the second and third centuries, and according to tradition the Apostle Andrew preached in Dobruja, the ancient Scythia Minor. The early spread of Christianity coincided with...

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