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Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania$
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Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195308532

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308532.001.0001

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 Confronting the Communist Past

 Confronting the Communist Past

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Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania

Lavinia Stan (Contributor Webpage)

Lucian Turcescu (Contributor Webpage)

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Romania has been hard pressed to confront the communist past and its human rights infringements. Among religious denominations, the most tainted by collaboration with the repressive regime was the Orthodox Church. Four related themes illustrate how transitional justice affected the Orthodox Church: Patriarch Teoctist's undignified resignation in 1990 and his controversial return to the helm of his church; allegations that Orthodox priests broke the secret of the confessional by reporting information to the communist secret political police, the Securitate; reevaluation of the pros and cons of the church's collaboration with the communist regime; and the church's insistence that the names of political police agents and informers drawn from among the Orthodox clergy continue to be kept secret.

Keywords:   religion and politics, decommunization, transitional justice, politics of memory

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