Romanian Church consecrates social center for the elderly

Ploiești, Prahova County, Romania, March 21, 2023

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The Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated a new social center for the elderly yesterday in Ploiești, an hour outside of Bucharest.

The center, a mission of the local Holy Annunciation Church, was consecrated by the Patriarchal Vicar His Grace Bishop Varlaam of Ploiești.

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The center, a joint project of the parish and the Archdiocese of Bucharest, will serve 105 beneficiaries, offering both a social canteen and home care services, reports the Basilica News Agency.

Bp. Varlaam emphasized that the opening of the center is a good beginning to 2023, declared the honorary year of pastoral care for the elderly by the Romanian Holy Synod.

The Church of the Annunciation also runs a chapter of the Church’s national Table of Joy program, offering food to the needy.

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