Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Ioan Robu has addressed the faithful, the people protesting in the streets, calling for peaceful action and the state authorities, requesting them to “think only of the wellbeing of our people and the future of the country.”
“With all due respect, I ask those who protest in the streets to do it peacefully, and the political parties and state institutions to think only of the wellbeing of our people and the future of the country, remembering also the Saviour’s words: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers!’ God bless Romania and the Romanian people,” says the Roman Catholic high hierarch in a letter posted on Thursday on the official Facebook page of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Bucharest.
Archbishop Robu noted he watches “with concern the events in recent days in our country” and recalled the words addressed after the tragedy of the Colectiv tragedy, when in the public space had appeared, as now, references to words like ‘lies’, ‘corruption’, ‘trick’.
At the same time, Ioan Robu urges people to pray for the wellbeing of Romanian society.
“In these days of tension, the Catholic Action of Romania has launched a call to prayers for the country, an initiative we have approved and we support. I urge you, therefore, to pray for our nation and for the wellbeing of the Romanian society,” reads the message of Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest.