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Romanian Orthodox Church
(Patriarchate of Romania)
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Primate Daniel, Patriarch of All Romania
Bishops 53
Priests 15,068
Parishes 15,717
Monastics 2,810 men, and 4,795 women
Monasteries 359
Language Romanian
Headquarters Dealul Mitropoliei, Bucharest
Territory Romania
Possessions Serbia
Western and Southern Europe;
Germany, Central and Northern Europe;
Australia and New Zealand
Founder (as Metropolis of Romania)
Nifon Rusailă, Carol I
(as Patriarchate of Romania)
Miron Cristea, Ferdinand I
Independence 1865
Recognition 25 April 1885
Separations Old Calendarist Romanian Orthodox Church (1925)
Members 16,367,267 in Romania; 720,000 in Moldova 11,203 in United States

The Romanian Orthodox Church is an Eastern Orthodox church in Romania. More than 80 percent of Romanians belong to it.

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