"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

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM of ROMANIA

Saturday, July 29, 2017, was marked in the city of Bacău, in Tricolorului Square, the Day of the National Anthem of Romania. This festival was attended by: Maricica Coşa (prefect of Bacău county), Silviu Ionel Pravăţ (vice-president of Bacau County Council), Constantin Scripăţ (deputy mayor of Bacău municipality), cdr. dr. Valerică Vrăjescu (Commander of the Bacau Garrison), other civil and military authorities, representatives of public institutions, of the "Cult of Heroes" Association - Bacau branch, together with an important number of citizens of Bacău municipality. Among the participants was the historian Anton Coşa, from the History Museum in Bacău, who was invited to speak to those present about the significance of the National Anthem of Romania. The text of the speech prof. Anton Coşa. Madam Prefect, Mr. Vice-President of the Bacău County Council, Mr. Commander of the Bacău Garrison, esteemed civil and military officials, ladies, gentlemen, gentlemen, dear citizens from Bacău! I am honored to be able to speak in a few thoughts about the importance of today and to feel, along with you, the excitement of the National Anthem. Every year, on July 29, we celebrate the Day of the National Anthem of Romania, symbol of the Romanian Revolution of 1848, a historical event that opened the way to other important moments in the history of modern Romania (Union of Principalities, Conquest of Independence, Great Union). "Wake up Romanian" has become the symbol-song in the worst periods of the history of modern Romania, starting from 1848 until today. Next to seal, coat of arms, flag, the anthem is (according to the Romanian Constitution) a defining element of the Romanian national state, independent, unitary and indivisible. The National Anthem of Romania, although it was created in the middle of the 19th century, retains its over the years the news through the messages that his lyrics convey: Wake up, Romanians, from the sleep of death, / In which tyrannical barbarians deepen you! / Now or never, think of another fate, / To which your cruel enemies will also worship. History shows us that the lyrics of our current national anthem once had a special significance. Has this significance been diluted over the years? We don't think so. Do we Romanians today need to wake up again from a slumber, from a sleep in which we have fallen in the meantime, without even catching news? And who are the tyrannical barbarians of today who keep us in this state? You know them, and you, as well as I do, are convinced. These barbarians are the ones who in recent years threw the first book of a nation (the history of the Romanians) into the basket, they removed the national history from the school textbooks, replacing it with historical landmarks without educational value, gliding the students of today's one. fundamental right: the right to know their ancestors, forgetting that history is the teacher of life and the light of truth. These barbarians are the ones who are fighting so hard today against the traditional family, trying to impose another model, one that is unnatural. These barbarians are the ones who constantly denigrate authentic Christian values, so dear to our nation. And the examples could go on, of course. Therefore, now or never, we certainly need a national re-awakening in an extremely harsh globalizing context that destroys genuine national values. I hope we never get to go through the recent experience in France (yes, from European and democratic France!), Where law enforcement has effectively evacuated a church, the church "Sf. Rita ”from Paris, forcibly evicting priests and ministers even during the Liturgy. The reason was amazing: this place of worship was to have the destiny of other churches in France that have been demolished in recent years to make room for shopping centers or car parks. This is how Christian values ​​are destroyed in a European country where, like other places, the Christian foundations of Europe are denied. Continuing with the actuality of the message conveyed by the text of our national anthem, what an extraordinary connection (between those who were and those who are) emerges from two other verses: Look, great shadows, Mihai, Stefan, Corvine, / Romanian nation, you have great-grandchildren, / With your arms in arm, with your fire coming, / "Life in freedom or death!" Everyone cries. Priests, with the cross at the forehead because the host is Christian, / Divide her liberty and her pre-holy purpose. We die better in battle, with full glory, / Than to be slaves again in our old land! What historical characters, how many word-symbols exist here! What a suggestive urge to national cohesion is addressed to the Romanian people through the lyrics! Without the recourse to history, without the legitimacy through history, without the historical conscience, without the unification of the members of a people, however small or numerous it may be, a nation, a nation cannot exist. And without a nation there can be no Country. A strong country implies a strong nation. Nor does the historical destiny of Romania as a state make any exception in this regard. It should be that those we have delegated to represent our interests in the existing democratic framework today do not forget that the Centenary of the Sea of ​​Union that is approaching with rapid steps requires a necessary reflection, which must also be done on historical basis. Yes, we have a multi-millennial history as a nation, but we have such a national, unitary and independent state! And young people should be guided by authentic models. Who are the most entitled to show the way forward for a state if not historians, the true ones, of course. Our great national historian, Nicolae Iorga, said at one point that the historian has a duty to contribute to the consolidation of national consciousness, which is the basis for the accomplishment of the great national desires of the Romanian people, insisting on the role of the historian in society: "Being part of the a people, depicting his life, warming himself with all the silences and beliefs spent during the ages, moved by the endless suffering through which he had to go through his nation to reach this time, having in his soul the sound of all of triumphs and all defeats, won and suffered for centuries, the historian is an old man through the experience of his nation. If not asked by others, he is obliged to speak, keeping at the disposal of contemporary teachings collected in the vast field of the study past. By this he does not go out of his duties, but fulfills them to the end. " The National Anthem of Romania is a social and national one in equal measure. It is social because it refers to the urgent need to give up an existing factual state, considered then, for good reason, oppressive and unfair, and the aspiration to another world, another fate, better. This hymn is national because the transition to the dream of the new world was intended not to happen at random, but on the solid foundation of the achievements of the forerunners. Therefore, the Day of the National Anthem is an appropriate opportunity to once again affirm our Romanian identity and the shift towards our national values. It is our duty, as of today, to avoid alienating ourselves from these values, from our culture, especially from our history, from the lessons it transmits over the years, from what ultimately gives meaning and substance. national identity and ensures the maintenance of the national being, thus showing that we are responsible citizens who honor the inheritance received from ancestors properly. Listening to or singing our national anthem, we reopen the window of history, setting a bridge over time: starting from the past, going through the present, foreshadowing the future. The national anthem of Romania has a special symbolic load. His lyrics convey patriotism, dignity, identity and national consciousness, faith, sacrifice, unity, freedom, values ​​specific to Romanians everywhere, all at the foundation of the modern Romanian state. Honorable assistance, I end this speech by inviting you to be supportive as Romanians and to keep the national symbols unaltered by the virus of globalism. And our National Anthem is, without a doubt, such a symbol. Let us value it properly. Thank you for your attention.

DISCLOSURE OF THE STATUE (BUTT) DEDICATED TO THE PROFESSOR DUMITRU MĂRTINAȘ

Bacău - October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, the Association of Roman Catholics of Moldova "Dumitru Mărtinaş" and the Roman-Catholic Bishopric of Iasi organized a large cultural-scientific event dedicated to the homage of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş, from which their birth was celebrated this year ( 2017) 120 years. The program of the event started near the Cathedral "Saints Peter and Paul" in Bacău where, at 10.00 am, in the presence of a large public, the ceremony of unveiling and sanctification of the bust of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş took place. At this exciting and important moment for the Roman-Catholic community in the Diocese of Iaşi, participated the PS Petru Gherghel (bishop of Iaşi), PS Aurel Percă (auxiliary bishop of Iaşi), pr. Isidor Dâscă (dean of Bacău), accompanied by several Catholic priests. From the local authorities participated Mrs. Maricica Coşa (prefect of Bacău county), Mr. Silviu Pravăţ (vice-president of the Bacău County Council), directors of public institutions. Among the guests was Mr. Anton Anti, the mayor of Butea commune (the birthplace of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş). The moment of the unveiling of the bust was prepared by the word of Mr. Gheorghe Bejan, the president of the Association of Roman Catholics of Moldavia "Dumitru Mărtinaş", who presented some data from the biography of the illustrious teacher. Born on May 11, 1897, in the village of Butea, Iasi County, in a family of Catholic peasants, Dumitru Mărtinaş attended secondary studies at the "St. Joseph's" Roman Catholic Seminary in Iaşi, and at the University at the "Alexandru University" Philology Faculty Ioan Cuza ”from Iasi. Ever since his university studies, he was prefigured a remarkable teaching career, being, in turn, substitute teacher and professor of Romanian language and literature, Latin language, philosophy, in several educational institutions in Cernăuţi, White Fortress, Arad, Sighişoara, Târgu Mures ("Alexandru Papiu Ilarian" High School), Bucharest ("Saint Sava" High School). In parallel with the didactic activity, Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş had intense scientific concerns, participating at the same time in the cultural life, his work including pedagogical essays, studies and articles. Of all, his masterpiece is published, the philological study "Contributions to the problem of the Romanian origin of the Csangian people from Moldavia", where he worked all his life, without being able to see it printed, being published only after his death (February 3, 1979), in 1985, with the changed title "The origin of the Csangos people from Moldavia". After the unveiling of the bronze statue (butt), PS Petru Gherghel, bishop of Iasi, paid a moving tribute to Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş, appealing to truth and love, to reflection and courage. Among other things, His Excellency spoke to those present: “We are living a commemorative moment that honors us, a moment that honors the Catholic community in Moldova and all our intellectuals, a moment that obliges us to reflect and to courage. The unveiling of this bust representing the distinguished researcher of the history of the Catholics of Moldavia, the lover of his native village, of his worthy parents and relatives, as well as of their specific grace for which he dedicated much of his life as a teacher and a mentor. researcher, we're good. From him we learned to love the truth, to know our history, our nation, to respect our ancestors. Without history, without knowing our past, origins, language, culture, we have no future. That is why the Catholic community in Bacău, in Moldova (but also in other parts) pays tribute today by raising and revealing here, near the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, this bust, which it has long deserved. " Next, he was invited to speak at a keynote address and prof. Anton Coşa (historical adviser of the Association "Dumitru Mărtinaş" and member in the Department of Historical Research of the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Iasi). Reiterating the historical moment experienced by those present at the event, as well as the special importance of revealing and sanctifying the bust of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş for the Catholic community in Diceza de Iaşi, Anton Coşa made (as it was natural) an appeal to history, highlighting in this framework the contribution of the renowned teacher and former researcher to the study of the Romanian origin of the Catholics in Moldavia. Among other things, the speaker insisted that Roman Catholics from the Diocese of Iasi are part of the Romanian nation, are Romanians who have always been loyal to the country, participating with the Orthodox believers in all the events that highlighted the historical development of modern and contemporary Romania, in all the wars that took place during the time, many of them sacrificed on the altar of the Fatherland, testifying over time of this supreme sacrifice being the monuments of the heroes existing in the Catholic villages of Moldavia, raised by the descendants as a prince of honor. of the forefathers. Also, within the steps taken to get to know and promote the historical truth regarding the Roman Catholic believers (incorrectly and unfairly called "csangos" by persons from outside the community), prof.dr. Anton Coşa underlined the special role played by His Excellency Petru Gherghel, who initiated, blessed and supported a large scientific project on the study of Catholic villages in Moldavia, based on multidisciplinary (archaeological, historical, ethnographic, anthropological) research. , linguistic, sociological, etc.), undertaken by specialists (many of them later exploited through a series of articles, studies and books), on the monographic research of the Catholic villages in Diocese of Iaşi (this approach resulted in a beautiful bouquet of monographs local people who have already seen the light of the pattern), all proving the Romanian origin and identity of Roman Catholics from Moldavia. The demonstration continued at the "Iulian Antonescu" Museum Complex in Bacău with the launch of the book "A life dedicated to a work: In memoriam professoris Dumitru Mărtinaş" (Iaşi, Sapientia Publishing House, 2017), volume prepared by prof.dr. Anton Cosa, followed by the Scientific Colloquium "The Origin and Identity of Roman Catholics in Moldavia. 120 years since the birth of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş ”, whose works were moderated by Prof. Vilică Munteanu. In his word, prof.dr. Anton Coşa emphasized, among other things, that the homage volume launched on this occasion (edited under the aegis of the Association of Roman Catholics of Moldavia "Dumitru Mărtinaş" and of the Department of Historical Research of the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Iasi) is structured on 8 chapters ( I. Articles and studies on the life and activity of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş; II. Excerpts from the volume of Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş, "The origin of the Csangs from Moldavia"; III. Anniversary medal "Prof. Dumitru Mărtinaş"; IV. The chronicle of the activity of the Roman-Catholic Association of Moldova "Dumitru Mărtinaş"; V. Documents; VI. Notes; VII. Bibliography on the history of the Catholics in Moldova (1990-2016); VIII. Photos), in the pages of the book there are many arguments proving the origin and the Romanian identity of the Catholics from Moldova Moldova. In his speech, Dr. Ioan Lăcătuşu also presented a fresh volume that came out of print, in direct connection with the issues discussed in the colloquium, entitled "Roman Catholics of Moldavia in the Hungarian media" (Sf. Gheorghe, Eurocarpatica Publishing House) , 2017), having a preface written by prof.dr. Anton Coşa and a post office signed by Prof. Vilică Munteanu. Prof. Vilică Munteanu presented the 13 personalized postal effects (12 stamps and 1 envelope) dedicated to Professor Dumitru Mărtinaş and issued by the Moldovan Post at the command of Mr. Vlad Cubreacov, the president of the "Romanian Eastern" Association in Chisinau. The colloquium continued with interventions of the participants, related to the theme proposed by the organizers, namely the origin and identity of Roman Catholics in Moldavia. Among those who spoke, we mention conf.univ.dr. Ioan Dănilă, col. (R.) Paul Valerian Timofte, prof. Vasile Stancu, eng. Gheorghe Bejan, prof.dr. Gabriel Leahu. Suggestive speeches were also spoken by the two bishops of the Diocese of Iasi. At the conclusion of the Colloquium, PS Petru Gherghel (bishop of Iaşi) and PS Aurel Percă (auxiliary bishop of Iaşi) presented some Honorary Diplomas to personalities of the Romanian scientific life, lay researchers and priests, "for their contribution to the study, research and knowledge. the origin of Catholics from Moldavia ”. Also, eng. Gheorghe Bejan (president of the Association of Roman Catholics of Moldavia "Dumitru Mărtinaş") and prof.dr. Anton Coşa received, as a sign of appreciation and respect, a Diploma of Honor accompanied by the Cross of Merit "Blessed Anton Durcovici" from the Roman-Catholic Bishopric of Iasi. In the afternoon, the event continued, in the same cultural space, with the Symposium "200 years of Catholic education in Moldavia". They lectured, in turn: Prof. dr. Fabian Doboş, From the Catholic primary school in Moldavia (1817) to the Faculty of Theology of the University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza from Iași" (2002), pr. Alois Moraru, The Role of the Jesuits in Catholic Education in Moldova, pr. Cristian Dumea OFMConv., The activity of the sisters "Notre Dame de Sion" in Galați, prof.dr. Anton Coşa, Illustrious graduates of the Catholic education in Moldova: pr. Prof. dr. Petru Tocănel (1911-1992), pr. Petru Tamaş, Religious education today. Landmarks, ideals, values. The works of the symposium were closed by PS Aurel Percă, auxiliary bishop of Iasi, who spoke on this occasion a word of blessing, emphasizing the importance of the confessional schools for the Roman-Catholic community in the Diocese of Iasi.

NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA. HISTORICAL AND IMPORTANT SIGNIFICANCE

On Friday, December 1, 2017, an official ceremonial was celebrated in Bacău, in the Tricolor Square, celebrating the National Day of Romania.

Civil and military authorities, along with numerous citizens, participated in this celebration.

Among

the

participants

was

the

historian

Anton

Coşa,

from

the

History

Museum

in

Bacău,

who

was

invited

to

speak

to

those

present

about

the

historical

significance

and importance of the National Day of Romania.

We continue to render the text of the speech prof.dr. Anton Coşa:

Dear civil and military officials, dear citizen from Bacău, dear Romanian!

I

am

honored

to

be

able

to

speak

this

speech

on

such

an

important

day

for

us

Romanians

and

to

celebrate,

together

with

you,

the

National

Day

of

Romania.

We

are

reminded

today

of

the

Great

Union

of

1918,

of

that

special

historical

moment

in

our

national

history,

when

the

Romanians united in one Country, thus making Great Romania.

Throughout

history,

the

desire

for

Romanian

unity

has

existed

and

has

manifested

itself

as

such.

Although

the

historical

context

made

the

Romanians

live

in

separate

states

for

a

long

time, they were always aware that they belong to the same nation, fighting for the Union.

The

Romanian

intellectual

elite

was

once

aware

that

a

strong

nation

implies

a

strong

national

consciousness,

constantly

promoting

national

ideas

in

this

regard.

Between

national

consciousness,

nation,

independence,

sovereignty,

national

unity

and

unitary

national

state

there

is

a

certain

interdependence,

they

practically

constitute

the

sacred

circle

of

our

becoming

as a nation. This is why the Romanians who made the Great Union from 1918 were aware of it.

The

Great

Union

of

1918

was

also

prepared

by

the

involvement

of

Romania

in

the

War

that

took

place

a

century

ago.

It

is

the

very

year

in

which

we,

the

Bacău

people,

commemorated

the

centenary of the battles from Oituz, Coşna and Cireşoaia.

The

participation

of

Romania

in

the

War

of

National

Integration

had

as

objective,

as

it

is

so

suggestive

even

from

its

name,

the

realization

of

the

Romanian

national

unity.

The

brilliant

victories

of

the

Romanian

army

(in

Mărăşti,

Mărăşeşti

and

Oituz),

as

well

as

the

numerous

sacrifices

of

human

lives,

have

consecrated

Romania's

sacred

right

to

national

and state unity.

At

the

same

time,

Romania's

participation

in

the

War

of

National

Integration

created

favorable

premises

for

the

historic

plebiscite

assemblies

in

Chisinau

on

March

27,

1918, in Cernăuţi, on November 28, 1918, in Alba Iulia on December 1, 1918, which decided the Union of Bessarabia, Bucovine and Transylvania with Romania.

Dear Bacău citizen!

On

this

day

it

should

be

emphasized

that

the

Great

Union

of

1918

was

naturally

the

fruit

of

the

action

of

the

Bacău

people.

Through

their

heroism,

the

Romanian

soldiers

who

fought

on

the

front

in

Bacău

County,

in

the

battles

of

Oituz,

in

Cireşoaia,

on

Coşna

Hill,

permanently

staged

the

offensive

of

the

German-Austro-Hungarian

armies.

Bacau

County

was,

then,

in

1917,

the

last

stronghold

that

resisted

heroically,

saving

Moldova

from

the

imminent

occupation

of

the

enemy.

Here

the

Romanian

soldiers shouted for the first time: It is not pass here!

Then,

in

1917,

the

Romanian

soldiers

fighting

on

the

front

in

Bacău

County

showed

courage,

honor

and

loyalty.

Their

patriotism

was

an

undeniable

one,

and

their

sacrifices

obvious.

There

are,

in

our

history,

Romanians,

essential

moments,

decisive

for

the

destiny

and

exaltation

of

the

Fatherland.

The

year

1917

was

such

a

moment.

There

are

memorable

places

in

our

history

that

we

should

never

forget

and

where

we

should

go

more

often,

thus

honoring

the

memory

of

our

heroes

who

prepared

the

way

of

the

Great

Union

from

1918

through

their

sacrifices.

place,

which

would

have

deserved

a

mausoleum,

like

those

from

Mărăşeşti and Mărăşti.

The

sacrifice

of

those

who

fall

here,

in

Bacau

county,

must

be

put

together

with

the

sacrifice

of

all

the

other

Romanians

in

the

War

of

National

Integration,

each

of

them

thus

contributing,

with

the

most

valuable

offering,

with

the

price

of

life,

to

a

better

life

for

the

descendants,

to

a

better

fate

for

the

country,

to

a

favorable

evolution

of

the

subsequent

historical events, which culminated with the Great Union of 1918.

From

here,

from

Bacău,

they

left

for

Blaj,

a

week

before

the

Great

National

Assembly

in

Alba

Iulia,

precious

documents

of

the

Great

Union

of

1918

(prepared

by

the

Romanian

government

in

Iaşi,

following

the

discussions

with

representatives

of

the

Romanian

National

Council

from

Transylvania),

being

transported

in

a

plane

in

which

were

the

aviation

lieutenant Vasile Niculescu and the captain Victor Precup. Thus, Bacau has also become, once again, an important historical place, in the work of making the Great Union.

The

Great

Union

of

1918

certainly

led

to

the

emergence

of

a

powerful

country

on

the

European

continent,

of

a

Romania

in

natural

borders,

recognized

as

such

by

international treaties.

Through

the

Great

Union

of

1918,

we

Romanians

became

stronger,

more

aware

of

our

purpose

in

the

world.

The

seeds

of

national

consciousness

spread

year

by

year

on

the

Fatherland

of

the

modern

Romanian

intellectual

elite

have

borne

fruit

of

the

richest.

Moreover,

they

coagulated

in

the

stalk

of

a

tree

symbolizing

the

Romanian

nation, which in 1918 made a unitary and independent national state, which gathered among its branches all the Romanians, from all the Romanian provinces.

The

Great

Union

of

1918

is

more

current

than

ever.

Unfortunately,

the

Romanian

provinces

were

removed,

meanwhile,

once

again,

from

the

body

of

the

country,

in

1940

(Bessarabia

and

northern

Bukovina).

Even

today

the

Romanians

from

North

Bukovina

are

subjected

by

the

Ukrainian

state

to

an

extensive

process

of

denationalization,

and

the

Romanians

from

Bessarabia

are

trying

timidly

to

delimit

themselves

with

the

spheres

of

interest of Russia and to approach Romania.

Internally,

the

idea

of

​​uniting

Romanians,

patriotism,

must

be

promoted

today.

I

would

say

even

more

today,

given

that

in

recent

years

I

find

patriotism,

for

example,

less

and

less

spoken,

while

national

history

is

increasingly

denigrated,

Romanian

national

values

​​are

denied,

being

despised even the Great Union of 1918.

We,

the

Romanians

of

today,

should

resort

more

often

to

history

to

remember

the

times

of

old,

when

our

ancestors

could

only

dream

of

a

united

Romania.

Through

many

sacrifices,

our

forerunners

made

the

Great

Union

in

1918,

created

a

powerful,

prosperous

Romania,

which

later

became a special voice in the concert of European peoples, in European diplomacy.

Today,

it

is

necessary

to

support

a

national

revival

by

promoting

Romanian

cultural

and

national

values,

through

actions

that

will

stop

the

alienation

of

Romanian

children

and

young

people

from

their

history,

the

education

that

it

transmits

over

the

years,

of

what

ultimately

gives meaning and substance. national identity.

Nowadays,

each

of

us

must

love

both

our

ancestors,

ancestors

(parents,

grandparents,

great-

grandparents)

as

well

as

their

descendants

(children,

grandchildren,

great-grandchildren),

being

aware

that

we

are

not

the

last

point

of

a

line

of

generations

to

come.

it

loses

in

the

past,

but

also

the

starting

point

of

future

generations.

Thus,

the

obligations

to

the

past

are

linked

to

those

to

the

future,

and

the

legacy

our

ancestors

left

us

must

be

preserved

with

piousness,

cherished as such and carefully prepared for future generations.

That

is

why,

we

have

the

obligation

to

recover

the

memory

of

the

past

and

the

Romanian

national

values.

That

is

why,

we

must

take

care

to

leave

to

our

descendants

the certainty of a life in a democratic society, in a national, sovereign, independent, unitary and indivisible state.

This

is

how,

on

the

brink

of

the

centenary

of

the

Great

Union,

December

1,

as

the

national

day

of

Romania,

it

becomes

an

identity

anchor

that

helps

us

to

be,

through

the actions of our ancestors, closer, stronger, closer to our national values ​​that represent us that I was born.

Here, dear Bacău citizen, how current is the Great Union of 1918!

Happy Birthday, dear Romanian!

Happy Birthday Romania!

Thursday, October 23, 2014, the Association of Roman Catholics "Dumitru Mărtinaş" organized, at the Museum Complex "Iulian Antonescu" Bacău, the photography exhibition "The Roman-Catholic village of Bacău - history and present", part of the project "The European Youth Club" , financed by the Bacău County Council. Participants in this cultural event were: pr. Isidor Dâscă (dean of Bacău), pr. Gabriel-Iulian Robu (Parish "Sfântul Nicolae" Bacău), pr. parish Iosif Comoraşu (Parish of "Ascension of the Holy Cross" Bacău), prof. Vilică Munteanu (director of Bacau National Archives), Gheorghe Bejan, president of the Roman-Catholic Association "Dumitru Mărtinaş", Oana-Elena Radu (manager of the "European" project) , representatives of local and central civil authorities, students from schools in Cleja and Arini, participants in the project (accompanied by prof. Vasilica-Petronela Irimia and prof. Valentin Ţicloş), students from the Catholic High School in Bacau, teachers, teachers, museographers, culture lovers, etc. In the opening, Prof. Mariana Popa (manager of the "Iulian Antonescu" Museum Complex) sent a brief greeting from the institution she runs, after which the project "The European Youth Club" was detailed by its manager (Oana-Elena) Radu). The president of the Association of Roman Catholics "Dumitru Mărtinaş" (Eng. Gheorghe Bejan) continued, in his turn, with a series of information related to the practical results of the implementation of the project "The European Youth Club" in the four Catholic communities in Bacău county (Cleja, Faraoani, Arini and Vladnic), insisting on the essential role played by the children who collected the exposed photographs. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Anton Coşa insisted on the historical becoming of the Catholic communities in Moldavia, highlighting the permanent need to preserve identity and religious values ​​in a difficult contemporary context. He pointed out that the Romanian identity and the Christian living were a constant in the history of the Moldavian Catholics, asserting over time their loyalty to the country, proving it at the same time by participating in the various events that highlighted the historical development of modern Romania and contemporary. Therefore, the use of the term "csango" by the Catholics of the Diocese of Iasi (by interested persons and institutions) (with the clear desire to distort their Romanian identity) was and is totally wrong. He also outlined the importance of knowing the history of the Catholics in Moldavia, as a very important factor in promoting their Romanian identity. In this sense, the Catholic Bishopric of Iasi had (especially after the sitting in the episcopal seat of the Most Rev. Petru Gherghel) a decisive role. His Excellency initiated and sustained, over time, large scientific projects, based on multidisciplinary research: archaeological, historical, ethnographic, anthropological, etc., undertaken by specialists of the Romanian academic life. The results of these initiatives of scientific recovery of the history of Catholics in the Diocese of Iasi (largely coordinated by the Department of historical research within the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Iasi) have been remarkable, culminating in numerous specialized studies and a beautiful bouquet of monographs. local, printed in time. Prof. Vilică Munteanu (the director of the Bacău National Archives) emphasized that the documents kept at the Bacău National Archives reflect the Romanian identity of the Catholics in Moldova. In his speech, the dean father Isidor Dâscă appreciated the efforts of the children who collected the exhibited photographs and emphasized the importance of Christian values in the Catholic communities. From the color part two schools participating in the project "The Club of the European Youth", Cleja and Arini, present at the opening, took the floor with Prof. Valentin Ţicloş from the Arini School, who briefly sketched a point of view from those who attended addressed the project. Prof. Dr. Anton Coşa.

Photo exhibition

"The Roman Catholic village of Bacău - history and present"

F E S T I V I T Y organized by the Association of Roman Catholics "Dumitru Mărtinaș" or to whom the association participated