Romanian court finds Orthodox patriarch guilty of collaboration with Communist regime
Catholic World News - October 24, 2012
Romania’s top court has upheld the conviction of the country’s Orthodox Patriarch Pimen on charges of having served as a secret-service informant during the Communist era.
Patriarch Pimen, who is 83, does not face any criminal penalty for the conviction. But the court’s ruling—upholding a finding that the Orthodox leader had reported on clerics in Romania and in the US during the 1970s—strikes a blow to the prestige of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and reinforces widespread suspicions that the Orthodox hierarchy was heavily involved in collaboration with the Communist regime.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,448 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!