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Marusia CÎRSTEA, The relationships of the Romanian Orthodox Church with the Anglican Church – Patriarch Miron Cristea’s journey to London (1936)

Marusia CÎRSTEA
Associate Professor, PhD, University of Craiova, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of History, Political Sciences and International Relations, Romania;
E-mail: cirsteamara@yahoo.com

Published on December 29, 2019

Abstract
In the summer of 1939, Miron Cristea, “the greatest patriarch of Orthodoxy” – as he was regarded by the King of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, visited England in an attempt to “remove the difficulties which prevent a close-up and the intimate cooperation of all Christians”. In Great Britain, Miron Cristea – an emblematic figure in the history and the memory of all Romanians – met several representatives of the Anglican Church, the academic environment and also King Edward VIII, sustaining that “The Church must be one, holy and apostolic”.

Keywords
Patriarch Miron Cristea, King Edward VIII, Romanian Orthodox Church, Anglican Church, Michael Palairet (Great Britain’s representative in Bucharest)

References:

  1. The National Archives, Richmond, Kew, U.K., fond Foreign Office 371/Political Southern Roumania, vol. 15 990/1932.
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