"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 in Mirceşti commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Rochiseni, Rechetino. First documentary mention: April 24, 1520. Demographic evolution: 1641 (150 believers); 1762 (50 families; 238 believers); 1999 (563 families; 1804 believers); 2003 (571 families; 1627 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1934. Churches: Due to the frequent floods of Siret that threatened their site, several wooden churches mentioned in 1765, 1782, 1813 were built. The present church was built in 1935, with the dedication "Saint Anton of Padua".
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City in Suceava County. First documentary mention: 1415. Demographic evolution: 1995 (485 families; 1057 believers); 1999 (561 families; 1201 believers); 2003 (500 families; 1126 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1792. Branches: Voievodeasa, with a first church built in 1822. The current church was built in 1850, with the dedication "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul"; Putna, with a church built in 1930, dedicated to the "Descent of the Holy Spirit"; Falcau, with a church built in 1915, dedicated to "The Most Holy Heart of Jesus"; Tibeni, with a church built in 1893; Clit, with a church built in 1928, with the dedication "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Gura Putnei, with a first church built in 1825. The present church was built in 1900, with the dedication "Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary"; Galăneşti, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1816. Between 1823 and 1835, the current church was built, which, with a series of repairs and renovations, in 1889, 1923, 1960, is still in operation today.
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Village, Răducăneni commune, Iasi county. First documentary mention: 1816. Demographic evolution: 1995 (771 families; 2527 believers); 1999 (845 families; 2470 believers); 2003 (863 families; 2447 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1907. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1829. The present church was built in 1925, with the dedication of "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".
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Municipality in Neamt County. Historical names: Reinsmarkt, Romsmarkt. First documentary mention: 1392. Demographic evolution: 1846 (80 families); 1849 (150 families); 1995 (3180 families; 11300 believers); 1999 (3524 families; 12402 believers); 2003 (3381 families; 10612 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parishes: Parish of “Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus”, founded in 1952, with a church built in 1942. Parish "The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin," established in 1996, with a church built in 1995. The Parish of “Ieremia Valahul”, founded in 1999, with a church built in 1998. Churches: We do not know the exact date of the construction of the first Catholic church in the Roman city. However, a Catholic rite church is mentioned here in the 16th century. In the mid-nineteenth century, a Catholic chapel was built, so that from 1905 the construction of the Catholic church with the dedication "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus" began, the works being completed only in 1942. Later, in 1995 it will be built the catholic church with the dedication "The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary", and in 1998 the church will be built with the dedication "Blessed Ieremia Valahul".
R O M A N
Village in Doljeşti commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Rotonda First documentary mention: 1792. Demographic evolution: 1792 (12 families; 58 believers); 1850 (296 believers); 1999 (511 families; 2692 believers); 2003 (525 families; 1684 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1957. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1852. In the period 1890-1893, the brick church was built, resided and enlarged between 1971-1973, with the dedication of "Saint Francis of Assisi".
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Village, Sagna commune, Neamt county. First documentary mention: September 3, 1428. Demographic evolution: 1777 (90 believers); 1999 (794 families; 2881 believers); 2003 (837 families; 2969 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1958. Branch: Piscu Rusului, without church. Churches: The first wooden church, dedicated to "Saint John the Baptist", was built in 1830. The current church, dedicated to "Ascension of the Lord", was built in 1904, being enlarged and refurbished in 1968 and 1980.
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Village, Sascut commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Fountain. The first documentary mention: beginning of the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (290 families; 811 believers); 1999 (301 families; 831 believers); 2003 (305 families; 917 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1978. Branch: Sascut-Târg, with a church built in 2002, with the dedication "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary". Churches: The first church was built in 1804. A second church was built in 1871 from the beams. The present brick church, with the dedication "The Change of Face of Jesus", was built in 1900.
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Village in Bâra commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Novus pagus, Rediu, Balomireşti, Carol II. First documentary mention: 1893. Demographic evolution: 1995 (208 families; 750 believers); 1999 (215 families; 790 believers); 2003 (225 families; 817 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1992. Churches: The first church, from the slope, was built in 1900. The current brick church, with the dedication of "Our Lady of Mercy", was built in 1957.
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Village in Pârgăreşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Satulnou. The first documentary mention: the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (151 believers); 1999 (524 families; 2891 believers); 2003 (513 families; 1725 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Churches: The first church was built in 1890. The current wall church, dedicated to "Saint Michael", was built in 1925.
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Village, Săbăoani commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Săboani, Szabofalva. First documentary mention: 1599. Demographic evolution: 1646 (44 families); 1762 (75 families; 335 believers); 1807 (680 families; 3448 believers); 1866 (579 families; 2383 believers); 1900 (848 families; 3414 believers); 1946 (1340 families; 5371 believers); 2003 (3100 families; 13800 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1862. In administration: Săbăoani II, established in 1995, with a church built in 2001, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Holy Cross". Churches: The first wooden church is mentioned in 1599 in the old fireplace of the settlement. In 1741 the first wooden church is mentioned on the new hearth of the village. In the nineteenth century a new church will be built, consecrated in 1843. Between 1894-1902, the current church will be built, with the dedication of "Saint Michael", a church which continues today, with some repairs and renovations. In 2001, another church was built with the dedication of the "Ascension of the Holy Cross".
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Village in Nicolae Bălcescu commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Sarata, Talpa. First documentary mention: 1777. Demographic evolution: 1777 (30 believers); 1999 (280 families; 725 believers); 2003 (267 families; 650 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1997. Branches: Săată Băi, without church; Dealul Nou, without church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1871. In 1908 a brick church will be built. The current church, dedicated to "Saint Michael", was built in 1974.
S ă r a t a
Village in Gropnita commune, Iasi county. Historical names: Adameşti, Adămeşti-Săveni, Singeri First documentary mention: 1921. Demographic evolution: 1995 (206 families; 908 believers); 1999 (237 families; 915 believers); 2003 (246 families; 910 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1951. Branch: Iazu Vechi, with a church built in 1942, dedicated to "Saint Anton of Padua". Churches: The first church was raised from the slab in 1924. In 1953 another church will be built from the squares, which will be rebuilt in turn from brick in 1973, with the dedication of "Saint Michael".
S ă v e n i
Village in Săuceşti commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Spineni, Pineno. First documentary mention: 1777. Demographic evolution: 1777 (60 believers); 1999 (295 families; 953 believers); 2003 (269 families; 756 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branches: Bogdan Voda, with a church built in 1958, with the dedication of "Saint Michael"; Siretu, with a church built in 1959, dedicated to the "Birth of the Holy Virgin"; Săucești, without church; Dumbrava, no church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1848. The current church, dedicated to the "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus", was built in 1927.
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City in Suceava County. Historical Names: Sereth. First documentary mention: 1334. Demographic evolution: 1995 (259 families; 741 believers); 1999 (298 families; 863 believers); 2003 (281 families; 807 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Former Bishopric established in 1371. Parish founded in 1777. Branches: Vicşani, with a church built in 1910, with the dedication "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland"; Dorneşti, with a church built in 1796, dedicated to the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary"; Văscăuți, without church; Mihăileni, with a church built in 1901, with the dedication "The Body of the Lord"; Baineț, with a church built in 1890, with the dedication of "Christ, King of the Universe"; Mănăstioara, with a chapel in the cemetery, built in 1920, with the dedication of "Saint Onofrei". Churches: In 1340 we have information about the existence of a church belonging to the Franciscan monastery in the city. After 1371 a Dominican monastery and a church related to it will be built, dedicated to the "Birth of Saint John the Baptist". The present church was built in 1800, with the dedication "The Birth of the Holy Virgin Mary". Inside the cemetery of this church there is also a brick chapel built in 1878.
S i r e t
City in Bacău County. Historical names: Slănic-Saint Ana, Slănic-Băi, Satu Nou-Băi. First documentary mention: June 26, 1824. Demographic evolution: 1995 (302 families; 875 believers); 1999 (307 families; 1073 believers); 2003 (296 families; 1041 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1990. Churches: The church dedicated to "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" was built in 1943.
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Village in Bâra commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Petreşti, Petrestum. First documentary mention: 1813. Demographic evolution: 1850 (108 believers); 1874 (220 believers); 1999 (312 families; 974 believers); 2003 (339 families; 683 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Branch: Boghicea, with a first church erected in 1924. The current church was built in 1975, with the dedication of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus". Churches: The first church, from the slope, was built in 1871. In 1897 another church will be built, on the wall, with the dedication "Saints Apostles Peter and Paul", church renewed and enlarged in 1973, taking its present form.
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Village in Cacica village, Suceava county. First documentary mention: 1783. Demographic evolution: 1783 (30 families); 1999 (326 families; 1043 believers); 2003 (370 families; 1040 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1924. Branches: Pleşa, with a church built in 1904, dedicated to "Saint Ana"; Racova, without church; Solca, without church; Arbore, without church; Poieni Solca, without a church. Churches: The first church was built in 1849. The current church, dedicated to the "Descent of the Holy Spirit", was built in 1935.
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Village in Cleja commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Somoska, Somoşca. First documentary mention: 1781. Demographic evolution: 1781 (15 families; 83 believers); 1800-1801 (14 families; 81 believers); 1850 (526 believers); 1999 (428 families; 1866 believers); 2003 (430 families; 1654 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1968. Churches: The first walled church was built in 1901, suffering subsequently from the earthquakes of 1940 and 1977. In its place will be built since 1990 the current church with the dedication of "Saint Luke".
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Village in Sanduleni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Stuhul, Orosz-Patak, Orăşa. First documentary mention: 1861. Demographic evolution: 1995 (250 families; 813 believers); 1999 (297 families; 918 believers); 2003 (297 families; 918 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1987. Branches: Livezi (Valea Rea), with a church built in 1925, with the dedication of "Saint Elizabeth"; Verşeşti, with a first church built in 1850, with the dedication "The name of the Blessed Virgin Mary". In 1891 the construction of a new church begins, which will last until 1995 when the present church will be built with the dedication "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary"; Sanduleni, without a church; Valea Turluiului, without church; Orășa, without a church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1861. The present church, from the front, with the dedication of "Saint Michael", was built in 1940.
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Municipality, Suceava County. Historical names: Szucsava, Sociava. First documentary mention: 1387-1392. Demographic evolution: 1599 (30 families; 153 believers); 1641 (40 families); 1940 (6000 believers); 1995 (1081 families; 2412 believers); 1999 (1091 families; 2670 believers); 2003 (1071 families; 2603 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1786. Branches: Itcani, with a church built in 1902, with the dedication of "Saint Elizabeth"; Mihoveni, without a church; Ipotești, no church; Lizaura, without church. In administration: Moara, founded in 1995, with a church built in 1983, with the dedication "Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe". Branches: St. Elijah Village, without church; Frumoasa, without church. Churches: The first Catholic churches are mentioned in 1599, one of them having the "Holy Trinity" dedication. In 1820 a new church was built, with the dedication of "Saint John Nepomuk", a church that continues today with some renovations.
S u c e a v a
Village in the commune of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi county. Historical names: Skea, Schee. First documentary mention: March 6, 1426. Demographic evolution: 1777 (70 believers); 1999 (344 families; 1255 believers); 2003 (378 families; 1376 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1969. Branch: Alexandru Ioan Cuza, without church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1820. In 1902 a new church was built, walled. The current church, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Holy Cross", was built in 1974.
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Village, Ştefan cel Mare commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Seaca Valley, Saka Valley, Vallesaca. First documentary mention: June 22, 1566. Demographic evolution: 1850 (153 believers); 1999 (228 families; 759 believers); 2003 (225 families; 594 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1994. Branches: Gutinaş, with a church built in 1970, with the dedication "Saint Teresa of the Baby Jesus"; Capata, with a chapel mentioned in 1874. The first church, made of wood, was built in 1884. The present church, from the front, was built in 1938, with the dedication of "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Radiana, without a church; Negoiești, no church; Gârbovana, without a church; Bogdana, no church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1830. In 1943 a new church was built, from the beams. The current walled church, dedicated to the "Descent of the Holy Spirit", was built in 1992.
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Village in Bârgăoani commune, Neamt county. First documentary mention: April 9, 1762. Demographic evolution: 1762 (26 families; 111 believers); 1999 (243 families; 641 believers); 2003 (243 families; 641 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1991. Branches: Breaza, with a church built in 1995, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary"; David, with a church built in 1971, dedicated to the "Descent of the Holy Spirit"; Văleni, with a church built in 1960, with the dedication "Ascension of the Holy Cross". Churches: The first church was built between 1761-1763, made of wood, subsequently renovated, in 1813. In 1828 a new church will be built, which will last until 1980, the year of construction of the present church, with the dedication of "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul ".
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Village, Tămăşeni commune, Neamt county. Historical names: Damascene. First documentary mention: October 12, 1449. Demographic evolution: 1777 (200 believers); 1999 (1159 families; 4150 believers); 2003 (1210 families; 4370 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1850. Churches: The first church is mentioned in 1646, with the dedication of "Saint John the Baptist", a church in ruins in 1762. In the threshold of 1800 another church was built, left behind in 1862, the year of construction of a new church that will last. Until 1956 when the current church will be built with the dedication "Saint Virgin Mary, Queen".
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Village in Pârjol commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Gura Solonti alias Taritza, Gura Solonţului. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1840 (25 families; 119 believers); 1999 (181 families; 583 believers); 2003 (186 families; 564 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish established in 2000. Branches: Cucuieţi, with a church built in 1920, dedicated to the "Ascension of the Holy Cross"; Bogdăneşti (Râpa Epii), with a church built in 1935, dedicated to the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary"; Churches: The first church, on the slope, was built in 1846. The current church, also on the slope, with the dedication "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary", was built in 1948.
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City in Iasi County. Historical names: Târgul Vechi, Târgul Nou. First documentary mention: 1763. Demographic evolution: 1995 (123 families; 470 believers); 1999 (162 families; 538 believers); 2003 (162 families; 538 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1991. Branch: Podu Iloaiei, with a church built in 1997, dedicated to "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist". Churches: The Roman Catholic church with the dedication "Saint Anton of Padua".
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City in Bacău County. Historical names: Okna, Ocnii City, Stoieneşti. First documentary mention: March 15, 1410. Demographic evolution: 1850 (102 believers); 1999 (364 families; 1271 believers); 2003 (384 families; 1312 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1986. Branch: Gura Slănic, with a church built in 1936, with the "Sfântul Gheorghe" dedication. Churches: The first church was built in 1941, dedicated to the "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary". In 1992, a new church was built with the dedication "Face Change".
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Village, Târgu Trotuş commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Tataross, Tathros, Tatros. First documentary mention: October 6, 1408. Demographic evolution: 1599 (394 families); 1646 (30 families; 125 believers); 1696 (38 families); 1995 (445 families; 1363 believers); 1999 (460 families; 1349 believers); 2003 (462 families; 1342 believers). Ecclesiastical organization: Parish founded in 1600. Branches: Caraclău, with a church built in 1994, with the dedication "Holy Trinity"; Glogosu, without church; Viişoara, without church. Churches: The first church is mentioned in 1599, as in the other reports of Catholic missionaries to the Congregation of Propaganda Fide during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At the beginning of the 19th century, another wooden church will be built, redone from brick in 1844. In 1850 the present church was built, with the dedication "The Body and Blood of the Lord", which continues today with some renovations and refurbishments.
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Municipality in Galaţi County. Historical names: Takucs. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1999 (113 families; 288 believers); 2003 (101 families; 303 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1996. Branches: Mărăşeşti, with a chapel built in 1996, dedicated to "Saint Anton of Padua"; Doaga, no church. In administration: Panciu, without church. Churches: The first chapel was built in a building in 1940. The current church, with the dedication of "The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary".
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Village, Tomeşti commune, Iasi county. The first documentary mention: the 18th century. Demographic evolution: 1999 (85 families; 280 believers); 2003 (157 families; 636 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1997. Branch: Dancu, without church. Churches: The Roman Catholic Church with the dedication of "The Blessed Ieremia Valahul".
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Village in Săbăoani commune, Neamt county. First documentary mention: 1901. Demographic evolution: 1902 (42 families; 170 believers); 1912 (65 families; 261 believers); 1932 (86 families; 356 believers); 1942 (102 families; 446 believers); 1995 (290 families; 946 believers); 1999 (336 families; 1248 believers); 2003 (342 families; 1268 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1969. Churches: The first church was built in 1920. In 1991 a new church was built with the dedication "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".
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Village, Traian commune, Bacău county. First documentary mention: 1879. Demographic evolution: 1995 (431 families; 1158 believers); 1999 (380 families; 1177 believers); 2003 (360 families; 1305 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1969. Branch: Zăpodia, with a church built in 1977, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary". Churches: The first church was built between 1911-1913, being renovated in 1977, with the dedication of "Saint Joseph the Worker".
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Village in Mărgineni commune, Bacău county. Historical names: Sacca, Terebes. The first documentary mention: the fifteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1745 (30 families); 1850 (85 believers); 1995 (345 families; 1145 believers); 1999 (349 families; 1171 believers); 2003 (347 families; 1168 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1991. Branches: Pădureni, with a first wooden church, built in 1841. In 1957 the present church was built with the dedication of "Saint Joseph the Worker"; Fântânele, without a church; Luncani, without church; Valea Budului, without a church; Podiș, without church. Churches: The first church, made of wood, was built in 1745. In 1923 the church was built from the front, which will be replaced in 1972 with the current church dedicated to "Saint Isidor Plugarul".
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Village in Târgu Trotuş, Bacău county. Historical names: Tutova, Diosegh. First documentary mention: October 8, 1823. Demographic evolution: 1850 (246 believers); 1999 (600 families; 2300 believers); 2003 (644 families; 2407 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1987. Churches: The first church was built in 1866. The current brick church, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary", was built in 1926.
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Village in Faraoani village, Bacău county. Historical names: Valle Mare, Lunga, Nagy Patak. First documentary mention: April 9, 1762. Demographic evolution: 1762 (18 families; 87 believers); 1777 (250 believers); 1850 (1497 believers); 1900 (451 families; 1575 believers); 1947 (568 families; 2080 believers); 2003 (778 families; 2146 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1953. Churches: At the end of the seventeenth century the Catholic inhabitants of Faraoani leave the old settlement of the settlement (due to the stained-glass windows of those times) and settle on the present territory, on the present hearth of the Faraoani and Valea Mare villages. In these conditions, the wooden church, from the cemetery, dedicated to St. Martin, will remain outside the settlement, the cemetery continuing to be used by the Catholic inhabitants of Faraoani and the Valea Mare. In the meantime, steps are being taken to build another church. This church will be built on the dividing hill between Faraoani and Valea Mare, called "Costiţa", and its use will be used by the inhabitants of the two settlements. The construction of the church began, according to the administration books of the parish, on October 18, 1820. The church was made of beams on a stone foundation. Efforts to built this cult edifice have extended over several years. The church built in 1820 underwent a series of repairs until 1858-1860, when it was torn down and divided between the inhabitants of Faraoani and Valea Mare. From an account of March 8, 1833, of the apostolic visitor from Moldova, pr. Petru Rafael Arduini, we learn that “pr. Zamoyski was staying [...] a year in Valea Mare, where he built a new church. ” We can consider this news as the first attestation of a church in the Valea Mare. Considering the fact that at the same time there was still the common church on Costiţa, we believe that these churches were used at the same time. In support of the existence in 1832 of a church in the Valea Mare we also bring the description of the apostolic visitor, pr. Giuseppe Tomassi, from the year 1858 who, among others, said: "... Valle Mare. Village. The parish church dedicated to the Holy Spirit, built of wood in 1832 ... has no branch, only a chapel / chapel / dedicated to Saint Bishop Martin, built in the cemetery, which church is also common to the neighboring village of Faraoani... ". As for the church in Valea Mare, 1832, built of beams on a stone foundation, it will be demolished in the summer of 1920, and on September 15, 1922, Monsignor Cisar, Roman-Catholic bishop of Iasi, lays the foundation stone for the new church to be built of stone and brick. The works will be completed in 1926, this church still exists today, being built in the Tuscan style, with the tower - bell tower separated by the church. In time he suffered from earthquakes, especially those of November 10, 1940 and March 4, 1977, but always restored through the care and contribution of believers and priests, the church bearing the dedication of Saint Michael.
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Village in the commune of Nicolae Bălcescu, Bacău county. Historical names: Bogdanfalva, Valyesak. First documentary mention: 1420. Demographic evolution: 1646 (23 families); 1777 (300 believers); 1999 (966 families; 3191 believers); 2003 (980 families; 3236 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1778. Branch: Lărguţa, with a first church erected in 1889. In 1902 a new church was built, from the floor, completely restored from brick in 1956, with the dedication of "Our Lady, the Birth of God". Churches: We do not know the exact date of construction of the first church. We know, however, that in 1844 a wooden and brick church was built on the site of an earlier church. This church, dedicated to the "Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary", will be rebuilt from stone and brick in 1889, and continues to be used today, obviously with a series of repairs and refurbishments determined especially by the earthquakes of 1940 and 1977. In the cemetery there is another small church, built of oak beams in 1839. There is also a chapel dedicated to the "Holy Cross", built in 1888, later rebuilt from brick in 1937.
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City in Suceava County. Historical names: Vatra. The first documentary mention: the fifteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (291 families; 634 believers); 1999 (230 families; 498 believers); 2003 (205 families; 438 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1911. Branches: Iacobeni, with a church built in 1828, dedicated to "Saint John Nepomuk"; Broşteni, without church; Dorna Cândreni, without a church; Drăgoiasa, no church. In administration: Cârlibaba, without church. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1850. This church will be dismantled in 1895 and re-located in the Catholic cemetery. In its place will begin the construction work of the current church, made of brick, with the dedication "Change in the face of Jesus", completed in 1905. With some repairs this church is still used today.
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Municipality, Vaslui County. Historical names: Vaslo. The first documentary mention: the sixteenth century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (243 families; 715 believers); 1999 (210 families; 612 believers); 2003 (217 families; 559 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1986. Branch: Bârlad, with a first wooden church mentioned in 1630, which is mentioned until 1762 when we find out that it was burnt down in 1759 by the Tatars. Between 1902-1904 another church damaged by the earthquakes of 1940, 1977 and 1986. will be built. In 1990 a new church was built, dedicated to the "Queen of the Holy Rosary". Churches: The first Catholic church is mentioned in 1646. Between 1942-1943 another church will be erected, so that in 1990 a new church will be built with the dedication "Saints Apostles Peter and Paul".
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Village in Parincea commune, Bacău county. The first documentary mention: the beginning of the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1850 (245 believers); 1894 (73 families); 1924 (103 families; 509 believers); 1937 (142 families; 611 believers); 1948 (147 families; 651 believers); 2003 (630 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish founded in 1840. Churches: The first wooden church was built in 1844 and was dedicated to "Saint John Nepomuk". From the report of December 10, 1858 on the visit of the Apostolic Mission of Moldova made by the Apostolic Visitor General Giuseppe Tomassi and sent to Cardinal A. Barnabo, the Prefect of the Holy Congregation of Propaganda Fide we find the following: "Văleni. Village. Church dedicated to Saint John Nepomuc. Parish since 1840. Restored from stone this year by the care of Fr. Leopoldo Rossi, the current parish priest. It has five branches in the villages of Gioseni, Găiceana, Horgeşti, Vladnik and Ketriş […] Number of souls 3203 ”. (Anton Coşa, Catholic Communities of Moldova. Horgeşti and Văleni, in the Almanah "Presa Bună", Iasi, 2001, p. 159-172). The current parish church of Văleni, with the dedication "The Change of the Face of Jesus", was built in 1938, "brick building, with tile, 28 m long, 9 m wide, 15 m high, with the height of the tower. 28 m ”(Bacău National Archives, Fund of the Roman-Catholic Parish of Valeni, file no. 1, 1929, fol. 64 r.). We then insert, extracted from the archival funds, even the Document of the Church in Văleni, prepared on September 28, 1938, on the occasion of the beginning of the construction work: “† In the name of the Lord In the days of the great pontificate of Pius XI, the Pope of Rome, and of the glorious prince of M.S. To King Carol II of Romania, when the peace of Europe was jeopardized by the Czechoslovak question and the restless world because of the uncertainty of future events, the fundamental stone of this holy church in the village of Văleni, Bacau county, was set to its glory. God, in honor of Saint John Nepomuk, the martyr, by His Excellency Mons. Mihai Robu, diocesan bishop of Iasi, being present below the priests and numerous believers who came from all over to attend this ceremony celebrated in Văleni on September 28th of the year of salvation 1938. † Mihai Robu - bishop of Iasi Father Albert Weber - parish of Văleni Father Gheorghe Petz - parish of Butea Father Frantz Hojden - parish of Cleja Father Anton Petz - parish of Răchiteni Father Anton Matieş - O.M.C. Fr. Eduard Zujat - Episcopal secretary ”.
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Village in Vizantea-Livezi commune, Vrancea county. The first documentary mention: the beginning of the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (357 families; 1188 believers); 1999 (337 families; 1134 believers); 2003 (345 families; 1143 believers) Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1978. Branches: Vidra, without church; Soveja, without church; Câmpuri, without church; Răcoasa, without a church; Tichiriş, without a church; Năruja, without the church. Churches: The first church was built in 1813, suffering in time due to the earthquakes of 1941 and 1977, which is why it will be demolished and rebuilt on the same site in the following years, with the dedication of "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary".
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Village in Parincea village, Bacău county. Historical names: Vladnik. The first documentary mention: the beginning of the 19th century. Demographic evolution: 1995 (254 families; 1256 believers); 1999 (277 families; 1344 believers); 2003 (280 families; 1305 believers). Ecclesiastical Organization: Parish established in 1977. Branches: Parincea, without church; Valea Merilor, without church; Poieni, no church. Churches: The first church, made of wood, was erected in 1836, undergoing a series of changes. After the 1977 earthquake it was completely rebuilt, the works being completed in 1978, with the church dedicated to "Saint Ana".
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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).