Babșa, Romania, June 12, 2020
Just days after the Huși Diocese of the Romanian Orthodox Church donated three houses to disadvantaged families as part of their “Joy is Home” project, the Archdiocese of Timișoara is doing the same.
In the village of Babșa in Timiș County, the Archdiocese bought and donated a house to a mother with five children who was herself a victim of domestic abuse, reports the Metropolis of Banat.
Having learned of the mother’s troubles, His Eminence Metropolitan Ioan of Banat decided to get personally involved, and the house was purchased through the perseverance of a group of believers who were also moved y the Vasilican family’s suffering.
Important help also came from the local mayor, Lazea Gheorghe, who identified the house to be purchased.
This is not the first time the Archdiocese of Timișoara has donated housing to needy families. In December 2018, a family from Satchinez with 7 children received a house with 3 rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and all necessary amenities, and another family from Orțișoara with 6 children has also received housing form the Archdiocese.
Providing housing seems to be a common good deed in the Romanian Church. In March 2018, at the initiative of local priests, Romanian villagers purchased a home for a family with 9 children in Parhida; in August of last year, it was announced that the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău was purchasing a house for the young family of a priest who died in a car accident; in October, it was reported that Hadâmbu Monastery in Schitu Hadâmbului, Iaşi County was building a house for a family with 10 children; and in November, it was reported that the Monastery of Sts. Ilie Iorest and Sava Brancovici in Valea Bistrei was building a house for a family with 7 children.