This is the official website of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of Western and Southern Europe, with headquarters in Paris, an  autonomous metropolis that belongs to the Romanian Orthodox Church (Romanian Patriarchate).

The metropolis is governed by the Metropolitain Synod formed by His Eminence Iosif, Archbishop and Metropolitan, His Excellency Siluan, Bishop of Italy, His Excellency Timothy, Bishop of Spain and Portugal, and His Excellency Marc, Auxiliary Bishop.

The metropolis has its jurisdiction over the entire Western and Southern Europe, having the following structure:

  • Archdiocese of Western Europe, based in Paris, with jurisdiction in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland; also includes the representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the European institutions (Brussels)
  • Diocese of Italy, based in Rome, with jurisdiction over Italy
  • Diocese of Spain and Portugal, based in Madrid, with jurisdiction over Spain and Portugal

The metropolis is organized into parishes, grouped into Deaneries, and monasteries. Includes few associations. Diversity of information and multimedia materials are available.

The metropolis publishes monthly magazine of spirituality "Apostolia." A weekly radio broadcast (Radio Enghien, Paris) is made with the blessing of Metropolitan Iosif. Live programmes can be watched on Apostolia.tv over the internet as well as archived programmes on Apostolia TV Channel on youtube.

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Patriarchate of Romania: Press release

Some of the decisions taken by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Romania during the working session of 4th and 5th of July 2013.

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"One of us"

The Romanian Orthodox Church supports the European Citizens' Initiative “One of us”.

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