Aurel Percă

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His Excellency

Aurel Percă
Archbishop of Bucharest
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ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseArchdiocese of Bucharest
Appointed21 November 2019
Installed11 January 2020
Ordination29 June 1979
Consecration8 Dec 1999
by Petru Gherghel
Personal details
Born (1951-08-15) August 15, 1951 (age 69)
Săbăoani, Romania
MottoIn Caritate Radicati Et Fundati
Coat of armsCoat of arms of Aurel Percă (archbishop).svg

Aurel Percă (born August 15, 1951) is a Romanian prelate of the Catholic Church who was named Archbishop of Bucharest on 21 November 2019. He served as auxiliary bishop of Iaşi from 1999 to 2019.


Born in Săbăoani, Neamţ County, he attended high school there and completed his studies at the Roman Catholic Theological Institute of Iași in 1969. He was ordained a priest in 1979 and became assistant priest at a parish in Bacău. He earned degrees in Eastern theology from the Pontifical Oriental Institute and in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy.

In 1985, he became a professor of moral theology and patristics at the Iaşi seminary and was its rector from 1989 to 1994. In 1994 he was named vicar general of the archdiocese while continuing to teach. In 1999 Pope John Paul II named him auxiliary bishop of Iaşi. He received his episcopal consecration as titular bishop of Mauriana .[1]

Pope Francis named him Archbishop of Bucharest on 21 November 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "Biography". Diocese of Iaşi. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 21.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.