First Romanian cemetery in Germany

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The first Romanian cemetery in Germany will be set up in Oberrad, a town located near Frankfurt, Frankfurter Rundschau daily reports.

Local authorities decided that an area of about 1,000 square meters of Waldfriedhof cemetery in Oberrad to be managed by the Romanian Orthodox Church in Germany.

The region is under the religious administration of Athenegoras Ziliaskopolos, the priest of the Greek Orthodox Church in Germany. He said that about 150 graves would be taken over by the Romanian Orthodox Church.

About 400 Romanian families are living in this community, which was awarded the Integration Prize from the Offenbach local authorities in March. An Orthodox monument will be also erected in the central square of the city in the upcoming months.

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