"Dumitru Mărtinaş" Roman-Catholic Association representing Roman-Catholics of Moldavia (so called "Changos", French - Tchangos, Hungarian - Csangok, German - Tschangos)
Romano-catolicii din Moldova (Romania) - Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - people so called csangos - românii denumiți ceangăi, Tchangos

Directory of Roman Catholic communities in Moldavia

City in Vrancea County. Historical names: Egydhalma, Agiud, Adgiud. First documentary mention: April 9, 1433. Demographic evolution: 1874 (15 believers); 1899 (45 believers); 1901 (35 Catholics); 1999 (177 families; 615 believers); 2003 (140 families with 596 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1991. Branches: Burcioaia, without church; Urecheşti-Slobozia, without a church; Păunești, without a church; Ruginești-Copăceşti, without a church; Pufești, without a church; Huruieşti, without a church; Pradaiş, without a church; Sârbi + Lehoncea - Podu Turcului, without church. Church: built in 1991, with the dedication "Change in the face of Jesus".
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Village in the commune Tămăşeni, Neamţ county. Historical names: Agiudeni, Giudiani, Dzidafalva, Giudeno, Giudena. First documentary mention: February 16, 1603. Demographic evolution: 1646 (100 believers); 1696 (56 believers); 1745 (15 Catholic families); 1762 (30 houses with 148 souls); 1901 (264 families with 1042 believers); 1940 (467 families with 1818 believers); 2003 (1271 families with 5835 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1776. Church: The first wooden church in Adjudeni was built in 1776. The next church, also wooden, was built in 1810, replacing the previous one. The first wall church was built in Adjudeni during 1875. This church will be modified between 1927-1928, continuing to exist until 1972- 1974. In these years, following the construction around it of a new, larger church, completed in 1986, it will be included in it. The dedication of the Catholic church in Adjudeni is "Descent of the Holy Spirit".
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Village in Găiceana commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Slobozia Ungurenii; Ungureni; Unguri. The first documentary mention: Through the ruse of November 8, 1817, Mr. Moldovan Scarlat Alexandru Calimachi granted Costachi Sturza the painter the privilege of being able to bring over the border liusi, having exemption from some gifts. He put into practice the decision given by the gentleman relatively quickly, bringing from Transylvania a number of 80 luizi (catholics), which he settled on his estate, Găiceana, the village thus founded being called Hungarians, Ungeniers, perpetuating at a topical level the name given to the inhabitants of this settlement, namely Hungarians or Hungarians, due to the fact that they came from the Hungarian zone, as it was called at that time Transylvania. Today the name of the settlement comes from a local place name Arinoasa. Demographic evolution: 1820 (80 believers); 1841 (100 families); 1995 (389 families; 1466 believers); 1999 (408 families; 1472 believers); 2003 (405 families with 1428 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1960. Branches: Găiceana, without church; Huţu, without a church; Bodeasa, without church; Podu Turcului, without a church. Church: The first wooden church was built in 1844, according to the statistics of the Catholic churches in Moldavia from 1871-1872. In 1910 the first wall church was built, which will be damaged by the earthquake of March 4, 1977, which is why it will be decided to demolish it and to completely rebuild it, completed in 1981, with the new church dedicated to the "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary".
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Municipality in the county of Bacău. Historical names: Baccovia, Bachovia. First documentary mention: 1391-1392. Demographic evolution: 1885 (209 families; 811 believers); 1895 (214 families; 850 believers); 1926 (248 families; 888 believers); 1946 (350 families; 1100 believers); 1968 (670 families; 2520 believers); 1983 (3925 families; 13840 believers); 2003 (5942 families; 22729 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Former Episcopate between 1391/1392 - 1818. Parishes: "The Blessed Ieremia Valahul", with a church built in 1991; "Holy Cross", with a church under construction since 1992; "Saint Nicholas", with a first church built in 1846. In 1992 a new church was built, next to the old one, with the same dedication; "Springs", with a first church, made of wood, built in 1886. In 1948 the present church was built with the dedication of "Saint Francis of Assisi". Churches: In the city of Bacău there was a Franciscan monastery from the 14th century which also had a church annexed with the dedication of "Saint Virgin." In 1676, because of the river Bistriţa, the church was surmounted, a large part coming under water. Studying the historical sources that refer to the city of Bacău, we found that they remind here of the existence of two Catholic churches, namely: one with the dedication of "Saint Virgin" (the episcopal cathedral) and the second with the dedication "Saint Nicholas" (the future parish church). The last one in the place where it is today, obviously suffering in time a series of restorations and reconstructions. After the episcopal cathedral was overthrown, the worship center of the Catholics from the city of Bacău will become the church with the dedication of "Saint Nicholas". In 1728 a new church will be built on its site, whose continuation will be questioned in 1835. Therefore, in 1836 the Prefect of the Apostolic Mission of Moldova, Father Carol Magni, requested the Holy Congregation for Propaganda to start the construction of another Catholic church in the city of Bacău. However, the construction work of the church will begin only in 1839, under the same perimeter, under the leadership of the new Prefect of the Apostolic Mission of Moldova, Petru Rafael Arduini, being consecrated on December 6, 1846. Next to this church, which continues today, in 1992 , a new church was built with all the dedication "Saint Nicholas".
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Adjud Adjudeni Arini Bacău Baraţi Barticeşti Bălţaţi Băluşeşti Bârgăuani Berzunţi Bijghir Botoşani Brusturoasa Buhonca Buruieneşti Butea Cacica Călugăreni Câmpulung Moldovenesc Chetriş Cireşoaia Ciucani Ciugheş Cleja
Coman Comăneşti Corhana Cotnari Dărmăneşti Dofteana Faraoani Fălticeni Fărcăşeni Floreşti Focşani Focuri Frumoasa Fundu Răcăciuni Galaţi Galbeni Gheorghe Doja Gherăeşti Gioseni Gura Humorului Hălăuceşti Horgeşti Horleşti Huşi
Iaşi Iugani Izvoarele Lespezi Lilieci Luizi-Călugăra Luncaşi Mărgineni Mirceşti Mogoşeşti-Siret Moineşti Nicolae Bălcescu Nicoreşti Nisiporeşti Oituz Oneşti Oţeleni Paşcani Pârgăreşti Piatra Neamţ Pildeşti Ploscuţeni Poiana Micului Poiana Negri
Pralea Prăjeşti Pustiana Răchiteni Rădăuţi Răducăneni Roman Rotunda Sagna Sascut Sat Satu Nou (Neamt) Satu Nou (Bacau) Săbăoani Sărata Săveni Schineni Siret Slănic Moldova Slobozia Soloneţu Nou Somuşca Stufu Suceava Şcheia
Ştefan cel Mare Talpa Tămăşeni Tărâţa Târgu Frumos Târgu Ocna Târgu Trotuş Tecuci Tomeşti Traian (Neamt) Traian (Bacau) Trebeş Tuta Valea Mare Valea Seacă Vatra Dornei Vaslui Văleni Vizantea Vladnic
Village in Mărgineni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Borat, Boraz. First documentary mention: It is related to the Franciscan monastery founded here in 1410. Demographic evolution: 1745 (30 families); 1777 (150 believers); 1995 (460 families; 1550 believers); 1999 (501 families; 1555 believers); 2003 (531 families and 1699 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1981. Branch: Măgura, with church under construction. Churches: The first church was built in 1745, made of wood, and lasted until 1801 when another church was built in the cemetery. The steps regarding the construction of the present church, with the dedication of the "Descent of the Holy Spirit", began in 1927, the works being practically completed in 1932.
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Village in Boteşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Bartika. The first documentary mention: The village was formed by the arrival of inhabitants from Transylvania, in the second half of the eighteenth century. We first meet the name on February 1, 1790. Demographic evolution: 1995 (541 families; 2018 believers); 1999 (745 families; 2452 believers); 2003 (744 families; 2577 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1946. Branches: Botești, without church. In administration: Gherăeştii Noi, with a church built in 1958, with the dedication "Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of May". Churches: The first church was built of wood in 1832. In 1893 the present church was built, modified several times in time, being extended in 1969-1970, with the dedication of "Saint Joseph the Worker".
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Village, Bălțați commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Gugea. First documentary mention: 1473. Demographic evolution: 1995 (272 families; 848 believers); 1999 (309 families; 562 believers); 2003 (327 families; 963 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1969. Branches: Sprânceana, with a church built in 1960, dedicated to the "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary"; Mădârjeşti, without a church; Serca, without church; Larga Jijiei, without a church; Erbiceni, without church; Războieni, without church; Bogonaş, without a church. Churches: The first church dates from 1910, and was later replaced by another, built on the same site, in 1932, with the dedication of "Descent of the Holy Spirit".
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Village, Icuşeşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Balosesti, Balasesti. First documentary mention: March 8, 1422. Demographic evolution: 1803 (17 inhabitants); 1854 (40 families); 1995 (433 families; 1512 believers); 1999 (474 ​​families; 1679 believers); 2003 (487 families; 1708 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1955. Branches: Recea, with a church built in 1953, with the dedication "Cutting the Head of Saint John the Baptist"; Ion Creangă, without a church. Churches: The first church dates from 1856, built with the support of the consul Wilhelm von Kotzebue, the owner of the village. In the parish archive there is an interesting document, written in Latin, from which we find that: in the year of Lord 1854, on the first Friday, our Roman-Catholic believers from Băluşeşti, 35 families from Săbăoani and 5 families from Barticeşti bought this land from the prior Magnificent Wilhelm Kotzebue, from whose dedication this church was built in honor of Saint John Nepomuc in 1856, whose first administrator I was. P. Valentin Ferenczij, parish of Tămăşeni. This church will last until 1977, when it will be fully amplified and rebuilt, with the dedication of "The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary".
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Village, Bârgăuani commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Bargovano, Bargoano. First documentary mention: 1403. Demographic evolution: 1762 (53 believers); 1995 (338 families; 1049 believers); 1999 (350 families; 930 believers); 2003 (325 families; 915 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1894. Churches: The first church, made of brick, was built in 1830. It will be demolished in 1894 when the current church in Bârgăuani will be erected, with the dedication "Saint Mary Magdalene", under the obedience of Jesuit priest Ernestus Herden, buried shortly after even in the church he founded.
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Village, Berzunţi commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Berzunţul, Bersunte, Berzonţul. First documentary mention: 1570. Demographic evolution: 1840 (37 families; 160 believers); 1995 (379 families; 1175 believers); 1999 (399 families; 1220 believers); 2003 (398 families; 1216 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1952 Branches: Turluianu, with a church built in 1925, with the dedication "The Sacred Heart of Jesus"; Bălăneasa, with a church built in 1890, dedicated to "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist"; Prăjoaia, without church; Moreni, without church; Scăriga; without church; Dragomiru, without church; Bereşti-Tazlău, without a church; Helegiu, no church. Churches: The first church was built in 1831, and was later replaced with another in 1860. The current church was built in 1954, with the dedication of "the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin."
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Village in Buhoci commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Satunovum, Satu Nou, Ulm, Miclusesti, Nicloşesti, Satu Nou-Miclusesti, Satu Nou-Bijghir. The first documentary mention: The settlement was formed at the beginning of the 19th century, the Catholic inhabitants coming here from the neighboring village of Prăjeşti. Hence the meaning of the name Satu Nou. The place name Ulm, came from the homonymous stream that crosses the village, while the name Miclusesti, derives from the surname Miclăus, commonly found in the village. The current name has been used in official statistics since the first half of the 20th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (324 believers); 1874 (422 believers); 1995 (589 families; 2310 believers); 1999 (695 families; 2480 believers); 2003 (731 families; 2367 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Buhoci, with a church built in 1948, dedicated to "Saint Francis of Assisi"; Buhocel, no church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1850. In 1888 we have information regarding the construction of another church, probably from more resistant materials. The present church was raised from the brick by the believers in 1958, having the dedication of "Our Lady of Mercy".
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Municipality, Botosani County. Historical names: Botuszan, Târgul Doamnei. The first documentary mention: the sixteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (262 families; 695 believers); 1999 (283 families; 717 believers); 2003 (289 families; 723 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1843. Branches: Dorohoi, with a church built in 1905, dedicated to "Saint Joseph the Worker"; Bucecea, without church. Churches: In 1836 a Catholic chapel was built in 1847 the first Catholic church was built, with the dedication "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist", a church amplified and modified in its current form in 1872.
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Village, Brusturoasa commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Brusturosa. First documentary mention: Settlement founded during the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (277 families; 814 believers); 1999 (279 families; 796 believers); 2003 (298 families; 900 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1995. Branches: Cuchiniş, without church; Buruienişu de Sus, with a church built in 1954, dedicated to "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist"; Agăș without a church. Churches: The Church in Brusturoasa was built in 1992, with the dedication of "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".
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Village, Doljeşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Buhonka. First documentary mention: 1801. Demographic evolution: 1801 (10 families; 42 believers); 1999 (206 families; 783 believers); 2003 (209 families; 730 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1996. Churches: In 1874 we have information about the existence of a chapel in Buhonka. The present brick church was built in 1939, with the dedication of the "Ascension of the Holy Cross".
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Village in Doljeşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Borianest, Burianest. First documentary mention: 1587. Demographic evolution: 1762 (84 believers); 1777 (250 believers); 1995 (917 families; 3712 believers); 2003 (968 families; 3671 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1920. Churches: The first church, made of brick, was built in 1864, then burned in a fire, in 1872. It will be redone by the locals, operating until 1937 when the works at the present church were completed, with the dedication " Saint Joseph the Worker ”.
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Village, Butea commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Miclusius, Nicloseni. First documentary mention: The Catholic community is attested in the second half of the eighteenth century. The place-name has been used in statistics in its current form since the 20th century, until then the name of Miclăuseni was used, although in the local population the name Butea has always been used. The settlement of Miclăuseni is documented since the fifteenth century, being donated by Alexandru cel Bun as a estate to the Vlachian Miclăus (to whom his name will be perpetuated), important ruler of Moldavia. Demographic evolution: 1762 (38 families; 171 believers); 1777 (350 believers); 1995 (1105 families; 3760 believers); 2003 (1115 families; 3548 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1789. Branch: Miclăuseni, without church. Churches: The first church was built in 1826, continuing until 1920 when a new church was built, rebuilt in its current full form, between 1977-1980, with the dedication of "the Most Holy Trinity".
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Village, Cacica commune, Suceava county. The first documentary mention: The Catholic community was formed at the end of the eighteenth century, as a result of colonization with families of Polish miners, originating from the Bohnea and Kalucz region, from the Wieliczka salt mine, brought here in 1785 to work on the salt deposits. discovered in the Cacica area. Demographic evolution: 1995 (254 families; 624 believers); 1999 (228 families; 568 believers); 2003 (270 families; 687 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1810. Branches: Păltinoasa, with a church built in 1912, with the dedication "Ascension of the Lord"; Ilişeşti, with a church built in 1880, with the dedication "Saint Elizabeth of Portugal"; Vârful Dealului, without a church; Pârteștii de Sus, without a church; Pârteștii de Jos, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1810. In 1903 the construction of the present church, made of carved stone and brick, began, according to the plans of the Polish architect Talowski. This Gothic church was built around the old church, which continued to be functional until the completion of the works, in 1905. A cave was also arranged imitating that of Lourdes, as well as a chapel, with the dedication of "Saint Varvara", the patron saint of miners, inside the salt mines. The icon "Madona Neagră", a copy of the miraculous icon of Cestohowa, was brought by the priest Jacob Bogdanowicz from a church in Stanislawow, a copy of the miraculous icon of Cestohowa, being embedded in the main altar of the present Gothic church, becoming in time the famous icon of miracles from Cacica, reason for pilgrimage for Catholic believers.
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Village in the composition of Dămieneşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Kalughereni. First documentary mention: July 2, 1622. Demographic evolution: 1835 (93 houses); 1850 (279 believers); 1995 (296 families; 1140 believers); 2003 (344 families; 996 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1975. Branch: Roşiori, with a first church built in 1837. The current church was built in 1976, with the dedication "Queen of the Holy Rosary". Churches: The first church, from the side, was built in 1837. The work on the present church began in the inter-war period, being almost completed in 1947, but completed in 1970.
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City in Suceava County. The first documentary mention: the fourteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (232 families; 469 believers); 1999 (182 families; 318 believers); 2003 (160 families; 280 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1785. Branches: Pojorâta, with a church built in 1893, dedicated to the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary"; Fundu Moldovei, with a church built in 1838, with the "Holy Trinity" dedication; Moldovita, with a church built in 1908, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin"; Vatra Moldoviţei, with a church built in 1891, dedicated to "Saint Ana"; Prisaca, with a church built in 1911, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Vama, with a church built in 1886, dedicated to the "Visit of the Virgin Mary"; Molid, without church. Churches: In 1785, with the establishment of the parish center, a chapel was probably built, the Catholic church being builded a little later in 1815. With some repairs this church continues today.
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Village, Tamaşi commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Ketrest, Ketris. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (296 families; 833 believers); 1999 (304 families; 942 believers); 2003 (297 families; 1024 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1986. Branches: Tamas, with a church built in 1874, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin"; Furnicari, with a church built in 1935, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary". Churches: The first church was built from the front in 1836, dedicated to "Saint Michael the Archangel". Later, another church was built, from the beams, in 1951. The current church was built in 1995.
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Suburbia of Slănic Moldova, Bacău County. Historical names: St. Ana, Slănic-Cerdac, Slănic-Sf. Ana, Slanik. The first documentary mention: the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (610 families; 2015 believers); 1999 (630 families; 2041 believers); 2oo3 (606 families; 2155 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Churches: The first church was built from the slope in 1841. In 1922 the foundation stone of new churches was laid, from carved stone, the works being much made difficult by the stained-glass windows of the times, the completion being recorded only in 1946, when it was put into use.
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Village in Răcăciuni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Ciocani, Ciokan. The first documentary mention: The settlement was founded by the ascendants of today's Catholic inhabitants, who emigrated from Transylvania in the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1835 (13 families); 1850 (183 believers); 1999 (346 families; 1277 believers); 2003 (358 families; 1334 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1995. Branches: Berindeşti, with a church built in 1920, with the dedication "Cutting the Head of Saint John the Baptist"; Dumbrăveni, with a church built in 1996, with the dedication of "Our Lady of Mercy". Churches: The first church was built in 1830 from the pageant. Later, in 1925 another church was built, renovated several times over time. In 1991 the current church in Ciucani was built.
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Village in the village of Palanca, Bacău county. Historical names: Csuges, Ciugies. The first documentary mention: The community was formed after the arrival of some emigrants from Transylvania, in the eighteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1835 (13 families); 1840 (32 families; 144 believers); 1999 (554 families; 1564 believers); 2003 (598 families; 1658 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1941. Branch: Palanca, without church. Churches: In 1840 the existence of a chapel dedicated to "the Blessed Virgin Mary" is mentioned. In 1850 the church is built, built of beams, in the middle of the cemetery, a place of worship that, with some subsequent repairs and arrangements, still exists today. In 2000 the present church was built, with the dedication "Saint Mary of the Snow".
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Village, Cleja commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Clesa, Clessia. First documentary mention: May 3, 1588. Demographic evolution: 1696 (76 believers); 1781 (624 believers); 1800-1801 (251 families; 1448 believers); 1807 (350 families; 1928 believers); 1814 (407 families; 2020 believers); 1850 (1264 believers); 1874 (1697 believers); 1895 (384 families; 1383 believers); 1999 (1201 families; 4483 believers); 2003 (1227 families; 4337 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1793. Parish in administration: Cleja-Buda, with a church built in 1993, with the "Saint Mark" dedication. Churches: The year of the opening of the parish, 1793, implies implicitly the possibility, if not the necessity of the existence of a place of worship, probably a chapel. The year 1811 is the one in which the first church was built, which resisted until 1906 when the present church was built with the dedication of "Saint Francis", subsequently renovated several times. Among the archive documents of the Parish of Cleja found a unique note comprising a brief history of the church from 1906. From here we learned that the church "was built in 1906 by the voluntary contribution of the faithful of Cleja. The founder of the church was the venerable priest Gratian Karpati. The church is built of brick, with the foundation of stone, brick and lime, and the roof of the sheet. The tower is an imitation of the neo-Gothic style, and the body of the church is built in the Roman style. The vault is made of wood, simply decorated. The building inside measures 27m long and 10m wide, and 13 m high. The altar is made of wood; above it, in a niche on the wall is the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the church. There are two more side altars in the main nave, built of brick. The choir is spacious, built of wood, in it is the medium-sized organ, the Wegenstein brand. Behind the main altar is the sacristy, a room of about 3m / 5m, and on the side of the presbytery there are two sacristies. The church also has 3 bells, mounted in the tower, the largest of which weighs 500 kg. The church was painted by the contribution of the faithful in 1950 ”. (Bacău National Archives, Fondation Roman-Catholic Parish Cleja, inventory, F - 459). In recent years this church has been renovated again, being enlarged to the altar and thus acquiring a cross shape, but retaining the original style.
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Village, Sanduleni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Koman. First documentary mention: January 28, 1409. Demographic evolution: 1995 (362 families; 1257 believers); 1999 (430 families; 1409 believers); 2003 (437 families; 1619 believers); Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Petricica, with a first church built in 1842. In 1960 another church was built so that in 1991 the current church with the dedication of "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul" will be built; Bârzuleşti, with a church built in 1995, with the dedication "Most Holy Trinity"; Turluiului Valley, without church; Olareşti, without a church; Popescu, without church; Sanduleni, without a church; Prisaca, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1879. In 1928 another church was built, in order, in 1991 to build the present church with the dedication of "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen".
C O M A N
City in Bacău County. Historical names: Komanest, Komanyfalva, Komanesty. First documentary mention: June 23, 1606. Demographic evolution: 1995 (372 families; 1316 believers); 1999 (380 families; 1306 believers); 2003 (363 families; 1267 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1989. Branches: Vermeşti, with a first church built in 1910. The current church was built in 1993, with the dedication of "Descent of the Holy Spirit"; Asău, no church. Churches: The first church was built in 1840, later restored in 1872. The current stone church was built in 1925, with the dedication of "Saint Anton of Padua".
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Village, Dulceşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Ciorana, Corcanum. First documentary mention: 1790. Demographic evolution: 1866 (38 families; 176 believers); 1886 (42 families; 172 believers); 1896 (42 families; 176 believers); 1912 (63 families; 254 believers); 1926 (83 families; 318 believers); 1946 (98 families; 381 believers); 1995 (255 families; 790 believers); 1999 (270 families; 720 believers); 2003 (240 families; 615 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1990. Branches: Roşiori, without church; Dulceşti, without church. Churches: In 1869 a chapel was builded, and at the end of the nineteenth century, in 1895 a new church was built, enlarged and restored between 1948-1952, with the dedication of the "Holy Virgin Mary".
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Village, Cotnari commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Kuthnar, Kotnar. First documentary mention: 1420. Demographic evolution: 1599 (198 families; 1083 believers); 1995 (225 families; 674 believers); 1999 (241 families; 745 believers); 2003 (245 families; 745 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish mentioned in 1599. Branches: Harlau, with a church built in 1950, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin"; Deleni, with a chapel erected in 1992, with the dedication "Holy Heart of Jesus". In administration: Belceşti, with a church built in 1910, dedicated to the "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus". Branches: Iosupeni, with a church built in 1948, with the dedication "Queen of the Holy Rosary"; Arman, no church. Churches: The relations regarding the Catholic community in Cotnari are mentioned here by the existence of four churches. It is about the current wooden church in the cemetery, the large, Gothic church, whose ruins are still seen today, the church with the "Saint Leonard" dedication, as well as the church with the "Saint Urban" dedication. The present Roman Catholic church in Cotnari, with the dedication of "The Ascension of the Holy Cross", was initially a chapel built around 1900, later enlarged and modified several times, since 1985, acquiring the characteristics of today's church.
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City of Dărmăneşti, Bacău county. Historical names: Dormonesti, Dermenask. First documentary mention: June 9, 1546. Demographic evolution: 1850 (280 believers); 1995 (449 families; 1671 believers); 1999 (473 families; 1749 believers); 2003 (498 families; 1784 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1853. Churches: The first church was built in 1813 from wood. The present church, from the beams, was builded in 1928, with the dedication "The Most Holy Heart of Jesus".
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Village, Dofteana commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Doftona, Dohtana, Doftena. First documentary mention: September 8, 1436. Demographic evolution: 1850 (120 believers); 1995 (453 families; 1542 believers); 2003 (491 families; 1603 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1990. Branches: Bogata, with a first church built in 1885, the current church being built later, in 1937, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Păcuri, with a first church built in 1886, the present church being built in 1946, with the dedication of "Saint Francis of Assisi". Churches: The first church was built in 1850. In 1947 another church was built, from the beams, so that, in 1999, the new church would be built, dedicated to Saint Michael.
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Județul BOTOȘANI Județul SUCEAVA Județul IAȘI Județul NEAMȚ Județul BACĂU Județul VASLUI Județul VRANCEA Județul GALAȚI Localities in the region of Moldavia, where there are communities of Roman Catholic believers (current data)

Map of the region of Moldavia - Romania - indicating the

localities in which there are important communities of

Roman Catholics

presented from a multiple perspective: from the historical point of view, of the administrative-territorial organization,

toponymic, of the ecclesiastical organization, of the evolution of church constructions (in alphabetical order).