History of Bucharest - Religious and Communal History

Religious and Communal History

Bucharest is home to the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchy and the Wallachian Metropolitan seat, of the Roman Catholic Archbishopric (established in 1883) and Apostolic Nunciature, of the Archbishopric and Eparchy Council of the local Armenian Apostolic Church, of the leadership of the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania as well as an important site for other religions and churches.

In Nicolae Ceauşescu's times, a large number of religious locations were demolished to make room for tower blocks and other landmarks; the former included Văcăreşti Monastery, which was torn down during works to enlarge the Văcăreşti Lake.

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