Romanian Orthodox Church's Basilica News Agency celebrates 15 years

Source: Basilica News Agency

June 19, 2023


The Basilica News Agency came into being along with the Basilica Media Centre on October 27, 2007. The official launch of the website and the publication of the first news items took place on June 16, 2008.

The news website of the Romanian Patriarchate was conceived with the mission of “reflecting reality as seen by the ecclesial body itself, at all levels: Hierarchy, clergy, monastic life and laity”, according to Fr. Nicolae Dascălu, the agency’s first director.

On March 1, 2009, Fr. Ciprian Florin Apetrei took over the role of director, coordinating the activity of the site as an aggregator of news from all the dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate, taking information directly from the source, with little intervention on the form or content.

Since September 1, 2015, the editorial staff has been headed by Aurelian-Nicolae Iftimiu, coordinating patriarchal advisor. During this period, the Basilica News Agency has refined itself as a genuine Orthodox news website with international visibility.

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