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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.

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