Romania post issued a set of stamps jointly with Vatican to celebrate Christmas this year and also to marks 90 years of concluding a Concordat.
In the summer of that year, Dimitrie C. Penescu becomes first sent Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Romania to present their credentials to the Holy See.
Concordat with the Vatican was signed in 1927 and entered into force in 1929, allowing the reorganization of the Catholic Church in Romania and Latin-rite faithful while guaranteeing freedom of religious expression as was recognized in the Constitution of 1923, for the Orthodox and Greek Catholics.
Since 1938, two years, the Romanian Legation was raised to the rank of ambassador. After the political changes in Romania, in 1950 diplomatic relations were broken with the Vatican.
After nearly 40 years, in early 1989, the Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch Teoctist, who was en route to India, met informally in a Pope John Paul II. Next year, from May 15, resumed diplomatic relations between Romania and the Vatican.
In 1999, 7-9 May, the first visit took place (after the Great Schism of Niccea -1054) of a Pope of Rome in a predominantly Orthodox country. Through this visit we tried and closer cooperation between the two Christian churches, called to proclaim God’s love for the world together. It should be noted that in January 1998 in Romania, has reverted to the old tradition whereby the apostolic nuncio is dean of the diplomatic corps in Bucharest.
Title: Christmas 2010 – Romania
Date of Issue: 15 November 2010
Denominations: 1.00L, 3.10L