|Archbishop of Bucharest|
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Bucharest|
|Appointed||21 November 2019|
|Installed||11 January 2020|
|Ordination||29 June 1979|
|Consecration||8 Dec 1999|
by Petru Gherghel
|Born||August 15, 1951|
|Motto||In Caritate Radicati Et Fundati|
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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 .