Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $39,095 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Romanian court orders demolition of skyscraper overshadowing cathedral

Catholic World News - February 04, 2013

A Romanian court has ordered the demolition of a 19-story building that loomed over the Catholic cathedral in Bucharest.

Archbishop Ioan Robu had led protests against the construction of the high-rise office building, which stood just 20 feet from the cathedral, saying that the skyscraper endangered the stability of the church as well as detracting from the beauty of its façade.

After a 7-year legal battle, the court ruled that the office building was constructed without proper authorization, and ordered its demolition.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,588 to go):
$150,000.00 $23,411.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: garedawg - Feb. 04, 2013 8:32 PM ET USA

    So how do you safely demolish a skyscraper that is only 20 feet from a church?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 2 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 3 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 9 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6