Antonie Plămădeală

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Antonie Plămădeală (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈtoni.e pləməˈde̯alə]; 17 November 1926 in Stolniceni, Lăpuşna County, Bessarabia, Kingdom of Romania – 29 August 2005 in Sibiu) was a high-level hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Transylvania (1982–2005).

Born Leonida Plămădeală, he received the name of Antonie when he was tonsured a monk in 1948.

He was friends with the Romanian philosopher Constantin Noica, and spoke at his funeral.[1]


  1. ^ Verdery, Katherine (1991). National Ideology Under Socialism: Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceauşescu's Romania. University of California Press. p. 260. ISBN 9780520072169. Retrieved 14 December 2017.