Basilica News Agency – 1/5/2020
The Romanian Patriarchate has announced that the amount of aid offered by the Church to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 470,000 Euros (2,278,396 Lei) in the week of April 20-27. That brings the total aid offered by dioceses since the beginning of the health crisis to 3,080,015 Euros (14,876,474 Lei).
The full text of the Romanian Patriarchate’s press release:
New contributions to humanitarian aid offered by the Romanian Patriarchate during the pandemic
The Romanian Patriarchate has continued the extensive charitable campaign dedicated to those affected by the pandemic, offering concrete and diversified help through parishes and dioceses, especially to the elderly and poor, to the ill and those with disabilities, to those who are temporarily isolated or in quarantine.
The diocesan centers, deaneries, parishes and monasteries of the Romanian Orthodox Church offered financial and material aid in value of 470,000 Euros (2,278,396 Lei) between April 20 and 27, 2020.
The concrete help offered throughout the Patriarchate, which has exceeded 3 million Euros (14,876,474 Lei), reflects the Christian realism, solidarity and generosity manifested by the Romanian Orthodox Church’s clergy and faithful. Our church remains the most efficiently involved institution in Romania’s philanthropy.
The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate
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