Religion in Moldova

In Republic of Moldova as well as in all countries of the former USSR the Orthodox Church has the greatest value in republic; it covers more then 96 % of orthodox Christian’s population of the country. As to the population of the country in Republic of Moldova exists freedom of an accessory to any religion and it is guaranteed by Constitution of R? (1991). It is precisely told, that every citizen has the right to profess freely religious belief as individually as in the society, and also to distribute this belief, to send privately or publicly the cult in the case if it does not contradict to the law of the country- to the Constitution of Republic Moldova. And on the whole territory of Moldova safely lives common two world religions: Christianities and Judaism. Christians of Moldova has totally about 1035 churches, 35 monasteries and 7 skitoves. Totally, the number of its attendants is about 5000 people: priests, clerks, trustees.

The leader of Orthodox Church in Moldova is Metropolitan of Kishinev and of the whole Moldova- Eminence Vladimir – head Mitropolii of Moldova (www.mitropolia.md). The Mitropolia of Moldova includes four dioceses: Kishinev, Cahul and Lapushna, Bricheni, Dubassari and Tiraspol – on the left protect river Dnestr, and also operating vikariat in the north of Republic Moldova in the city Beltsy.

The number of educational theological institutions in Republic counts totally five basic institutions: Theological Academy at the State University in Republic of Moldova in Kishinev – capital of the country, Theological Seminary at monastery Nolu Neamts in village Kitskan. And also two specialized lyceums: Spiritual Lyceum for girls at monastery Surucheni, and Spiritual Lyceum for boys at monastery Christians Christmas, situated at the territory of village Zebricheni.

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