His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel participated in the reception organised by the President of Romania at Cotroceni Palace, on the occasion of the National Day, 1 December, as Trinitas TV informs us. On this occasion, Mr. Traian Basescu read a message evoking the historical moment of 1 December 1918.
On this occasion too, an award ceremony of some personalities who distinguished themselves in various fields of activity took place. Rev. Veriga Dumitrache, servant priest in Korcea locality, Albania, was awarded the “Cultural Merit Order”, in commander degree.
Members of the Government, of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Romania, many state officials and cultural personalities attended the event.