"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
Village, Faraoani commune, Bacău county. Historical name: Forajano, Forro, Foroyani, Forouano, Foroano: First documentary mention: 1420. Demographic evolution: 1641 (250 believers); 1646 (80 families; 400 believers); 1762 (214 families; 900 believers); 1850 (1300 believers); 1900 (213 families; 1441 believers); 1947 (541 families; 2187 believers); 1999 (853 families; 3214 believers); 2003 (814 families; 3474 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1730. Churches: The first wooden church of the Catholic community in Faraoani, located in the original hearth of the village, is still present today in the local cemetery in the locality. About the first documentary mention of this church we do not yet have certain information. The churches of Pharaohs continue to be mentioned in: 1650, 1653-1654, 1659, 1661, 1668, 1670, 1671, 1682, 1691 etc. At the end of the seventeenth century the Catholic inhabitants of Faraoani leave the old building (due to the stained glass windows of those times) and settle on the present territory, on the present hearth of the villages Faraoani and Valea Mare. The Gothic style of the church and the place where it is located make of its imposing silhouette a place of attraction that dominates, over a great extent, the Siret valley. The plans of the church were drawn up by the architect Octav Bellet. ”(Pr. Iosif Gabor, Faraoani Catholic Parish, manuscript, p. 49).
F A R A O A N I
City in Suceava County. Historical names: Folticeni. First documentary mention: 1780. Demographic evolution: 1840 (40 families); 1850 (100 believers); 1995 (102 families; 257 believers); 2003 (92 families; 201 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1950. Branches: Dumbrava, with church built in 1936, dedicated to "Saints Ioachim and Ana"; Cornu Luncii, with a church built in 1862, with the dedication "Queen of the Holy Rosary"; Sasca, without church; Dolhasca, no church. Churches: The first church, which continues today, was built in 1858 with the help of Dr. Diaconovitz.
F Ă L T I C E N I
Village in Strunga village, Iasi county. Historical names: Traeasen. First documentary mention: March 28, 1640. Demographic evolution: 1762 (10 families; 54 believers); 1995 (557 families; 2135 believers); 1999 (602 families; 2125 believers); 2003 (612 families; 2042 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1946. Branches: Caracași, with a first church builded in 1932. The current church was built in 1950, with the dedication of "Saint Michael"; Cucova, without church; Helesteni, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1814. It resisted until 1872 when, in its place, another church was built, from the old town. In 1927 a new church was built from brick, so that in 1995 the current church with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" was built.
F Ă R C Ă Ș E N I
Village in Scorţeni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Serbs, Szerbek. The first documentary mention: the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1840 (32 families); 1995 (330 families; 896 believers); 2003 (370 families; 1089 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1965. Branches: Strugari, with a church built in 1912, with the dedication of "Saint Ana"; Enăcheşti, with a church built in 1925, with the dedication "Change in the face of Jesus"; Răchitiş, with a church built in 1960, dedicated to "Saint Anton of Padua"; Ardeoani, with a church built in 1927, with the dedication "Most Holy Trinity"; Tescani, without church; Scorteni, without church; Nadişa, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1840. It resisted until 1932 when another church from the front was built. In 2002, the current church was built, with the dedication "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen".
F L O R E Ș T I
Municipality in Vrancea county. Historical names: Focsani. The first documentary mention: the fifteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (380 families; 969 believers); 1999 (389 families; 1009 believers); 2003 (379 families; 1133 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1843. Branches: Garoafa, with a church built in 1957, with the dedication "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen"; Odobeşti, without church. Churches: The first church was built in 1846, with some repairs and arrangements until 1992 when a new Catholic church was built, dedicated to "Saints Apostles Peter and Paul".
F O C Ș A N I
Village, Focuri commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Pragory, Pragora. First documentary mention: 1864. Demographic evolution: 1884 (16 families; 71 believers); 1995 (199 families; 748 believers); 2003 (185 families; 627 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Fântânele Vechi, with a church built in 1910, dedicated to "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul"; Fântânele Noi, with a church built in 1930, with the dedication of "Our Lady of Mercy". Churches: The first church was built in 1888 from the backdrop. Between 1970-1974 the concrete and brick church was built, so that in 1995 the present church would be built with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary".
F O C U R I
Village in Balcani commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Furmosa, Frumoasa Monastery. First documentary mention: January 16, 1491. Demographic evolution: 1840 (53 families; 262 believers); 1995 (694 families; 2316 believers); 2003 (727 families; 2474 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1952. Branches: Roznov, without a church; Tazlau, without a church; Ruseni, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1840. In 1869 another wooden church was built, which lasted until 1960 when the present church was built, with the dedication "Saint Mary Magdalene".
F R U M O A S A
Village in Răcăciuni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Rekecsin Superior. The first documentary mention: the beginning of the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (400 believers); 1995 (501 families; 2019 believers); 2003 (473 families; 1867 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1940. In administration: Fundu Răcăciuni-II, without church. Churches: The first church was built of wood in 1807. Another church, also made of wood, was built in 1848, being demolished in 1930 when the present church was built with the dedication of "Saint Virgin Mary, Help of Christians".
F U N D U R Ă C Ă C I U N I
Municipality, Galaţi County. Historical names: Galazzo. The first documentary mention: the fifteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (622 families; 1694 believers); 1999 (614 families; 1763 believers); 2003 (714 families; 1760 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1976. Branches: Folteşti, with a church built in 1998, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Sendreni, without church; Vânători, no church; Schela, without a church; Targu Bujor, without a church. In administration: Galati - West, without church. Churches: From 1754 we have news about the fact that the Roman Catholic church in Galaţi was burnt down. Later, in 1844 another church was built, restored and amplified in 1893, the present form taking it after the modifications that were brought to it in 1930. This church is dedicated to the "Birth of Saint John the Baptist".
G A L A Ț I
Village in Nicolae Bălcescu commune, Bacău county. Historical names: La Zechoi, Trunk, Trunki alias Galbin. First documentary mention: February 17, 1698. Demographic evolution: 1777 (150 believers); 1995 (318 families; 1,330 believers); 2003 (392 families; 1358 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1984. Churches: The first church was built in 1836. In 1905 a new church was built, made of brick, later rebuilt and arranged in 1984, with the dedication of "Saint Joseph the Worker".
G A L B E N I
Village in Răcăciuni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Gheorghe Buzdugan, Satu Nou, Ujfalu. The first documentary mention: the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (486 families; 1783 believers); 1999 (519 families; 1949 believers); 2003 (536 families; 1954 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Răcăciuni, with a church built in 1990, with the dedication of "the Immaculate Heart of Mary"; Gâșteni, with a church built in 1997, with the dedication of "Our Lady of Fatima". In administration: Valea Mică: with a church built in 1990, with the dedication of "Happy Ieremia Valahul". Churches: The first church was built in 1907, with the dedication of "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus", which continues to be used today.
G H E O R G H E D O J A
Village, Gherăeşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Birăieşti, Bireste, Gireste, Ghiriest. First documentary mention: April 25, 1552. Demographic evolution: 1745 (13 families); 1762 (18 families; 62 believers); 1777 (550 believers); 1995 (1316 families; 4416 believers); 2003 (1380 families; 3912 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1868. Churches: The first church was built of wood in 1776. In 1861 a church of stone and brick was erected. The present church was built between 1904-1907, being enlarged in 1984, with the dedication of "The Body of Jesus".
G H E R Ă I E Ș T I
Village in Tamaşi village, Bacău county. Historical names: Gioscena, Josănii. First documentary mention: 1563. Demographic evolution: 1762 (24 families; 112 believers); 1777 (350 believers); 1999 (710 families; 2610 believers); 2003 (713 families; 2525 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1946. In administration: Gioseni de Jos, without church. Churches: The first brick church was built in 1860. Between 1977-1980 the current church was built with the dedication of "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist".
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City in Suceava County. Historical names: Gurahumora. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1785 (332 believers); 1824 (699 believers); 1913 (4823 believers); 1927 (4766 believers); 1935 (7600 believers); 1999 (390 families; 924 believers); 2003 (306 families; 670 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1785. Branches: Frasin, with a church built in 1888, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin"; Păltinoasa, with a church built in 1912, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Lord"; Voronet, without church; The Monastery of Humor, without a church; Capu Câmpului, without church; Capu Codrului, without church; Valea Moldovei, with a church built in 1891, dedicated to "Saint Dumitru"; Măzănăești, without church. In administration: Stulpicani, with a church built in 1903, with the dedication "Ascension of the Holy Cross". Branches: Ostra, without church; Vadu Negrilesei, without a church. Churches: In 1784 the first wooden chapel was built. In 1811 the works were completed at the wall church, enlarged and later refurbished.
G U R A H U M O R U L U I
Village, Hălăuceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Alocest, Eleucesti. First documentary mention: April 24, 1520. Demographic evolution: 1762 (31 families); 1999 (1400 families; 4245 believers); 2003 (1392 families; 4250 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1774. Churches: The first church was built in 1759. In 1842 another church was built, made of brick, instead of the previous one. It will be enlarged in 1872. It resisted until 1940 when the current church was built, but it will be demolished later.
H Ă L Ă U C E Ș T I
Village, Horgeşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Horgyesti. First documentary mention: March 15, 1490. Demographic evolution: 1850 (400 believers); 1894 (133 families); 1924 (170 families; 826 believers); 1937 (227 families; 914 believers); 1948 (230 families; 1044 believers); 1999 (408 families; 1645 believers); 2003 (421 families; 1645 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1986. Branch: Galeri, with a church built in 1920, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Holy Cross". Churches: The first church, made of wood, was built in 1846, dedicated to "Saint Ana". Between 1927-1930 a new church will be built, dedicated to "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary". From the archival documents I learned that the church in Horgeşti is "walled, covered with galvanized sheet, 30 m long, 9.50 m wide and 8 m high". (Bacău National Archives, Fund. Catholic Parish of Valeni, file no. 1, 1929, fol. 59r.). With some repairs determined especially by the earthquakes of 1940, 1977 and 1986, this church was used until 2003 when it was demolished and a new church was builded in its place.
H O R G E Ș T I
Village, Horlesti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Herleşti, Cocoteni, Cocoteno, Orlest. First documentary mention: 1471. Demographic evolution: 1762 (22 families; 121 believers); 1999 (449 families; 1399 believers); 2003 (466 families; 1336 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1775. Branch: Slobozia, with a first church built in 1925. In 1963 the present church was built with the dedication "Queen of the Holy Rosary". Churches: The first wooden chapel was built in 1776. In 1875 a church will be built, later repaired and enlarged, in 1965. The current church was built in 1994, with the dedication of "The Body and Blood of the Lord".
H O R L E Ș T I
City in Vaslui County. Historical names: Usc, Ussenzia, Hussio, Usci. First documentary mention: December 17, 1487. Demographic evolution: 1641 (400 believers); 1646 (124 families; 682 believers); 1762 (65 families; 300 believers); 1999 (2153 families; 6381 believers); 2003 (2244 families; 6714 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parishes: Huşi-Corni, with a first church mentioned in 1599. A new church was built in 1805, dedicated to the "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary". Husi, established in 1986, with a church built in 1938, with the dedication of "Saint Anton of Padua". In 1990 a new church was built with the same dedication. Branches: Stănileşti, without church; Stroeşti, without church; Tatareni, without church; Capotești, without church; Ivanesti, without a church; Grumezoaia, without church; Vetrişoaia, without church; Berezeni, without a church; Murgeni, without a church. Churches: The first church of the Catholic community in the city of Husi is mentioned from the first reports of the Catholic missionaries sent to the Congregation of the Fide Propaganda of the seventeenth century. However, the present location dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The first church on this site was built of brick between 1805-1808. This church will be rebuilt and enlarged several times in time, in 1840, between 1898-1904, 1932, 1957, continuing today. In the catholic cemetery in the city there was a church with the dedication "Sfânta Cruce" that burned at the end of the eighteenth century, in 1796. Between 1931-1938 the church with the dedication "Sfintul Anton de Padova" will be buily, which, with a series of repairs lasted until 1990 when a new Catholic church will be built in the city, with the same dedication.
H U Ș I
Municipality, Iasi County. Historical names: Isski, Iessmarkt, Jasso, Iassi. First documentary mention: 1387-1392. Demographic evolution: 1646 (65 families; 300 believers); 1696 (116 believers); 1777 (170 believers); 1999 (3050 families; 9287 believers); 2003 (3254 families; 9413 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Current episcopal residence, established in 1884. Parishes: "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary", established in 1818, with a church built in 1789; “Saint Anton de Padova”, founded in 1996, with a church built in 1991; (with the Valea Lupului branch, without a church); "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus", established in 1995, with a church built in 1992. Churches: We do not have clear information on the date of the construction of the first Catholic church in Iasi. We only have news about its existence in the interval between the XV-XVIII centuries. It is certain that this church was repeatedly destroyed and restored, so that at the beginning of the eighteenth century, steps were already being taken to build a new church, whose approval was obtained in 1746. Unfortunately it had to be torn down. from the command of leader of Moldova. A new approval for the built of a Catholic church was obtained in 1753, a church built of wood, being mentioned in 1762 as having a special beauty, but it will be burned by fire in a fire in 1766. In 1782 construction began. to a wall church, the works ending in 1789. This church will continue, with some repairs, renovations and refurbishments to this day, the church continuing to carry the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary". In 1991 the church with the dedication of "Saint Anton of Padua" will be built, and in 1992 the church will be erected with the "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus".
I A Ș I
Village in Mirceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Yugans in the hill and Yugans in the valley. First documentary mention: April 24, 1520. Demographic evolution: 1850 (385 believers); 1999 (572 families; 2223 believers); 2003 (590 families; 2262 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1953. In administration: Teţcani, with a first church built in 1874. The current church was built in 1983, with the dedication "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus". Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1863. The current church was built in 1897, with the dedication of "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen", which with some renovations still exists today.
I U G A N I
Village in Mirceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Satu Nou Sturza. First documentary mention: 1890. Demographic evolution: 1901 (23 families; 107 believers); 1910 (52 families; 222 believers); 1932 (146 families; 615 believers); 1941 (158 families; 749 believers); 1948 (174 families; 800 believers); 2003 (466 families; 1420 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1987. Churches: The work on the construction of the church with the dedication "The Change of the Face of Jesus" began in 1935 and was completed in 1946.
I Z V O A R E L E
Village in Gârleni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Lespesile, Lespedz, Hungarians. First documentary mention: 1781. Demographic evolution: 1850 (381 believers); 1999 (1203 families; 4286 believers); 2003 (1229 families; 4339 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1946. Branches: Buhuşi, with a church built in 1938, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Gârleni, with a church built in 1972, with the dedication "The Most Holy Heart of Jesus"; Berdila, with a church built in 1950, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin". Churches: The first church was built in 1830. In 1886 another brick church was built. The present church was built in 1987, with the dedication of "Saint Ana".
L E S P E Z I
Village in Hemeiuşi commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Liliecii de Jos. First documentary mention: 1938. Demographic evolution: 1938 (42 families; 181 believers); 1999 (239 families; 712 believers); 2003 (244 families; 709 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1988. Churches: The first church was built on the site in 1947. The current church with the "Sfântul Gheorghe" dedication was built in 1991.
L I L I E C I
Village, Luizi-Călugăra commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Călugăra, Liuzi-Călugăra. First documentary mention: January 28, 1409. Demographic evolution: 1745 (42 families); 1762 (34 families; 204 believers); 1999 (1595 families; 6085 believers); 2003 (1610 families; 6094 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1741. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1741, with the dedication of "The Birth of the Virgin Mary". In 1843 the wooden church was built with the dedication of "Saint Andrew". In 1864 the first stone and brick church was built, demolished in 1941 when the present church was built with the dedication of the "Ascension of the Holy Cross".
L U I Z I C Ă L U G Ă R A
Village in Hălăuceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Lonca, Longa, Lunga. First documentary mention: 1776. Demographic evolution: 1777 (60 believers); 1995 (315 families; 1007 believers); 2003 (320 families; 1054 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1989. Churches: The first wooden church was built at the end of the 19th century, between 1894-1900. The present church, dedicated to "Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe", was built of brick in 1938.
L U N C A Ș I
Village, Mărgineni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Hungarian Marginians, Marzinen, Morgineno. First documentary mention: April 20, 1619. Demographic evolution: 1777 (190 believers); 1850 (552 believers); 1999 (746 families; 2273 believers); 2003 (775 families; 2169 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1953. Churches: The first church was built from the slab in 1889. Between 1954-1960 the current church was built with the dedication "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen".
M Ă R G I N E N I
Village, Mirceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Mercest. First documentary mention: June 7, 1455. Demographic evolution: 1995 (295 families; 917 believers); 1999 (315 families; 994 believers); 2003 (293 families; 810 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1976. Churches: The first church was built on a slope in 1900, which withstood a series of repairs until 1980 when the current church with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" was built.
M I R C E Ș T I
Village, Mogoşeşti-Siret commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Mogoscest. First documentary mention: September 30, 1503. Demographic evolution: 1821 (14 families); 1999 (392 families; 1103 believers); 2003 (365 families; 1091 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1980. Branches: Cozmeşti, with a church built in 1936 with the dedication "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul"; Muncelul de Sus, with a church built in 1999, with the dedication "Change in the face of Jesus". Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1894. Between 1919-1922, the current church will be built with the dedication of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus".
M O G O Ș E Ș T I S I R E T
City in Bacău County. Historical names: Moeneşti, Moinesty, Moinescht. First documentary mention: October 28, 1439. Demographic evolution: 1995 (594 families; 1615 believers); 1999 (562 families; 1642 believers); 2003 (560 families; 1641 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1955. Branches: Pietrosul, with a church built in 1964, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary"; Modârzau, without a church; Zemeş, without a church; Bolătău, without a church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1820. In 1910 another church was erected, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Lord", used today, when a new church is under construction.
M O I N E Ș T I
Village, Nicolae Bălcescu commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Satu Nou, Ferdinand. First documentary mention: 1923. Demographic evolution: 1923 (63 families; 256 believers); 1999 (945 families; 3988 believers); 2003 (896 families; 3586 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1957. Churches: The first church was built from the front in 1924, being used until 1974. The current church was built in 1978, with the dedication of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus".
N I C O L A E B Ă L C E S C U
Village in Pârgăreşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Szitas, Necoreştii, Nikorestie. First documentary mention: March 11, 1581. Demographic evolution: 1850 (92 believers); 1999 (443 families; 1687 believers); 2003 (449 families; 1512 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1999. Branch: Bahna, without church. Churches: The church was built in 1910 with the dedication of "Our Lady of Mercy".
N I C O R E Ș T I
Village in Boteşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Sapphire, Sapodia, Zepodia. First documentary mention: December 15, 1585. Demographic evolution: 1780 (18 families; 98 believers); 1999 (855 families; 2767 believers); 2003 (817 families; 2648 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1957. Branch: Târgu Neamţ, with a chapel dedicated to "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul". In administration: Tupilaţi, with a church built in 1930, dedicated to "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist". Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1846. The present church was built in 1910, with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin.
N I S I P O R E Ș T I
Village, Oituz commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Grozeşti, Grosest, Gorzofalva, Grozăşti. First documentary mention: March 15, 1410. Demographic evolution: 1643 (3 families; 13 believers); 1646 (14 families; 69 believers); 1762 (70 families; 359 believers); 1999 (1611 families; 4733 believers); 2003 (1635 families; 4700 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1854. Branch: Sawrau, with a church built in 1951, with the dedication "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus". Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1734, with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary". In 1806 there was built the little church which is today in the garden of the old parish house. In 1854 another stone church was built, which lasted until the First World War when it was destroyed during the fighting that went on in the area. After the war, the current church was built in 1924, with the dedication of "Most Holy Trinity".
O I T U Z
Municipality in the county of Bacău. Historical names: Onesty, Oneschti, Onesztie. First documentary mention: December 14, 1458. Demographic evolution: 1850 (320 believers); 1999 (2140 families; 6340 believers); 2003 (2326 families; 6350 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1956. Branches: Borzeşti, with a church built in 1943, with the dedication "Change in the face of Jesus"; The villages around Onesti, without a church. In administration: Oneşti-Sud, with a church under construction, with the dedication of "Happy Ieremia Valahul". Churches: The first church was built of wood in 1850. The present church, built of stone in 1920, was dedicated to the "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".
O N E Ș T I
Village, Oteleni commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Ozzelen, Oăleni. First documentary mention: 1446. Demographic evolution: 1801 (7 families; 37 believers); 1999 (682 families; 2250 believers); 2003 (714 families; 2234 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1852. Churches: The first church, made of wood, was built in 1838. In 1871 another church was built, so that in 1954 the current church with the dedication of "Saints Ioachim and Ana" was built.
O Ț E L E N I
City in Iasi County. Historical names: Easter. First documentary mention: 1664. Demographic evolution: 1874 (1500 believers); 1999 (449 families; 1550 believers); 2003 (401 families; 1329 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1990. Branches: Rusty, without church; Vânători-Gura Bădiliţei, without church; Sodomeni, without church. Churches: The first church was built in 1879. The current church was built in 1996, with the dedication of "Saint Anton of Padua".
P A Ș C A N I
Village, Pârgăreşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Părgăreşti, Tisesti, Szollogyi. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (226 believers); 1999 (387 families; 1141 believers); 2003 (361 families; 1107 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1987. Churches: The first church, made of wood, was built in 1790. The current church was built in 1988, with the dedication of "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen".
P Â R G Ă R E Ș T I
Municipality, Neamt County. Historical names: Christmas Stone, Stone. The first documentary mention: the fifteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1643 (3 families; 10 believers); 1850 (185 believers); 1999 (1286 families; 3771 believers); 2003 (1432 families; 4026 believers). Ecclesiastical organization. parishes: Parish: "Saint Joseph the Worker", founded in 1950; Branches: Bicaz, without a church, with a chapel arranged at the beginning of the 20th century; Săvineşti, without church; Vaduri; without church. Parish: "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus", founded in 1996, with a church under construction. Branch: Dochia, with a church built in 1930, with the dedication "Holy Trinity". Churches: The first church is mentioned at the beginning of the 17th century, a church that appears as destroyed in a story from 1643. In 1856 a chapel dedicated to "Saint Ferdinand of Castile" will be built. Between 1893-1895 the Catholic church will be built, with the dedication of "Saint Joseph the Worker", amplified and renovated between 1936-1939, continuing with a series of repairs to this day. Currently, a Catholic church is being built with the dedication "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus".
P I A T R A N E A M Ț
Village in Cordun commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Childesti, Pildesty, Kildesti. First documentary mention: August 24, 1585. Demographic evolution: 1777 (30 believers); 1835 (96 families); 1866 (129 families; 659 believers); 1886 (188 families; 816 believers); 1896 (211 families; 935 believers); 1926 (393 families; 1413 believers); 1946 (455 families; 1995 believers); 1999 (1205 families; 4137 believers); 2003 (1233 families; 4114 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1957. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1830, but it did not last long because in 1843 it was "destroyed and restored from stone" (Archive of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of the Popes) by "Propaganda" Fide ", Rome, Scriptures referred to in the Congresses of Moldova, vol. 11, fol. 122), being consecrated, on October 15, 1850, by the bishop Antonio de Stefano. In the conditions in which this church will become inadequate, in 1893 a new church will be built, with the dedication "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary", which, with a series of modifications and repairs continues to be used today.
P I L D E Ș T I
Village in the village of Homocea, Vrancea county. Historical names: Ploskuzeni, Ploscuţănii. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (321 believers); 1999 (690 families; 2260 believers); 2003 (700 families; 2000 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1953. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1828. The current church was built in 1927, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Holy Cross".
P L O S C U Ț E N I
Village in Humor Monastery, Suceava County. Historical names: Buchenhain. First documentary mention: 1838. Demographic evolution: 1838 (48 families); 1999 (120 families; 600 believers); 2003 (140 families; 620 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1880. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1850. The current walled church was built in 1896, with the dedication of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus".
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Village in Negri commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Pouti lui Cautiş, Poiana lui Iuraşcu. First documentary mention: May 10, 1436. Demographic evolution: 1995 (396 families; 1389 believers); 1999 (428 families; 1382 believers); 2003 (410 families; 1363 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Mâgla, with a church built in 1942, with the “Sfântul Gheorghe” dedication; Negri, without church; Calinesti, without church; Ursoaia, without church; Burchi, no church. Churches: The first church, dedicated to "Saint Martin" was built in 1843. The current church was built in 1942, with the "Saint Anthony of Padua".
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Village in Căiuţi village, Bacău county. Historical names: Praho, Prilea, Bralea. First documentary mention: December 6, 1755. Demographic evolution: 1850 (135 believers); 1999 (207 families; 649 believers); 2003 (207 families; 697 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1984. Churches: The first church was built in 1828. The current church was built in 1978, with the dedication of "The Name of the Holy Virgin".
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Village in Traian commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Preschesty, Prăjăşti. First documentary mention: November 6, 1491. Demographic evolution: 1791 (21 families); 1803 (70 believers); 1999 (861 families; 2707 believers); 2003 (974 families; 2726 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1820. Branch: Bogdanesti, with a church built in 1957, with the dedication of "Saint Michael". Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1830. In 1871 a brick church was built, renovated and enlarged a few years later, in 1880. The latter church, with the "Holy Trinity" dedication, continues to be used. and today, obviously suffering during a series of repairs and modifications.
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Village, Pârjol commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Pustana, Kompen, Pustiena, Pustiian. First documentary mention: January 11, 1781. Demographic evolution: 1995 (739 families; 2105 believers); 1999 (730 families; 2083 believers); 2003 (756 families; 2113 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1880. Branch: Parjol, without church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1780. Later another church was built in 1830, which will be rebuilt from wood in 1849 following its destruction in the fire of 1848. This church has withstood in time until in 1957, when the current church was dedicated with the dedication of "Saint Stephen", whose construction had begun in 1937, the works stagnating because of the war.
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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

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

Directory of Roman Catholic communities in Moldavia

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).