Message of the Patriarch of Romania on the occasion of the Election of
the New Pope
His Holiness Pope FRANCIS
City of Vatican
The Romanian Orthodox Church is sharing in these moments of joy of the
Roman Catholic Church, following Your Holiness’ election as Bishop of
Rome and Pope.
We are convinced that the genuine moral values, based on the
bi-millenary Christian faith, will continue to be central in your
activity as the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church, taking into
account the work that Your Holiness has already undertaken during your
pastoral activity in Argentina. This mission is also a priority in our
Orthodox Church. Therefore, in this context, it is very necessary to
cooperate in order to realise solidarity with those who suffer most from
the economical and spiritual crisis of contemporary world, in order to
give a common witness to the world, in the spirit of the merciful love
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We express also our hope that Your Holiness will continue to support our
Romanian Orthodox faithful living in large number in various countries
of Europe, particularly in Italy, as it was constantly promoted by your
predecessors late Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
With esteem and fraternal love in Christ
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church
14.03.2013 | 13:50