Jeruslame – Romanian Orthodox Patriarcates
With the blessing of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian
Orthodox Church, from 20th to 21st February 2013, a delegation of the
Romanian Patriarchate met in Jerusalem with a delegation of the
Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in order to solve the problem of the Romanian
Settlement in Jericho.
Following the conversations conducted in a spirit of fraternity and
mutual respect, an agreement was reached regarding the Romanian
Settlement in Jericho, considered to be a house for the Romanian
Orthodox pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.
The two delegations have drafted together a document that has received
the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and His
Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, whereby brotherly Eucharistic
communion between the two Churches was restored. This blessed work
constitutes a contribution to the strengthening of pan-Orthodox unity.
The delegation of the Romanian Patriarchate was made up of His Eminence
Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Târgovişte and Patriarchal Exarch,
president, Rev. Prof. Viorel Ioniţă, honorary patriarchal counsellor,
and Rev. Fr. Michael Tiţa, patriarchal counsellor for church and
On behalf of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the delegation of the
Romanian Patriarchate extended an invitation to His Beatitude Patriarch
Theophilos of Jerusalem to visit the Romanian Patriarchate in October
2013. His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos joyfully accepted this invitation.
The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate