Constitution

Religious Communities

Statutes and Internal Rules

Order of the Holy Synod on the raising of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the Patriarchate 1925

Statute of the Board of the Catholic Diocese of Latin Rite of Alba Iulia 1932

Charter of organization and operation of the BOR in 2007

Protocol MEN – Patriarhie – SSC

Statute of Muslim worship in 2008

Statute of Worship Pentecostal Christian – Apostolic Church of God in 2013

Statute of the Union of Evangelical Christian Churches in 2007

Decision on the established staff and the administrative recognition of the Armenian Archdiocese Church of Romania

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Christian Worship Baptist – Union of Christian Baptist Churches

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Adventist Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Church of Romania in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Old Rite Russian Orthodox Church Statute 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Pentecostal Church – Apostolic Church of God in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Reformed Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania in 2010

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Jewish Communities Federation of Romania – Cult of the Mosaic 2008

Amendments to the Statute of the Pentecostal Church

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Statute of Worship Christian Pentecostal – Apostolic Church of God in 2014

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Statute of Worship Christian Pentecostal – Apostolic Church of God in 2015

Ordinance no. 95/2014 about the modification and completion of the Statute of the Federation of Jewish Communities

Statute of organization and operation of the BOR in 1949

Statute of organization and operation of the BOR in 2017

Decree n. 86-1990 which modifies the art. 5 of the Statute of Organization and Operation of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Balamand Agreement against Uniatism 1993  

Laws and decrees

Greek-catholic worship 1948

Law on the legal personality of associations and foundations 1924

General scheme of Religious Communities 1928

General scheme of Religious Communities 177-1948

Decree of dissolution of Catholic religious congregations 1948

Decree no. 334/1970 on the organization and functioning of the Department for Cults

Amendment of decree no. 334/1970 which organizes the functioning of the Department for Cults

Decree no. 67/1990 on the dissolution of the department of cults and institution of the Ministry of Religious Affairs

Ordinance no. 777/1990 on the establishment of the Secretariat of State for the Cults

Decree n. 939/1990 on the organization and functioning of the Cults department

Ordinance no. 595 1992 on the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for the Cults

Ordinance no. 218/1995 on the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for the Cults

Ordinance no. 63/1998 on the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for the Cults

Ordinance no. 429/2000 which modifies and completes the ordinance 28/2001 on the organization and functioning of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs

Ordinance no. 286/2001 amending and completing the ordinance 28/2001 on the organization and functioning of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs

Ordinance no. 28/2001 which provides for the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for Religious Affairs

Ordinance no. 742/2003 which provides for the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for Cults

Ordinance no. 78/2005 which provides for the organization and functioning of the Secretariat of State for Cults

Ordinance no. 9/2009 organization and functioning of the Ministry of Culture of Religious Affairs and National Heritage

Law on churches 2006

Government Decree n. 64/2004 integrating the art. 3 of Decree-Law no. 126/1990 on certain measures related to the Romanian Church unity with Rome (greek-catholic)

Adoption of the Government Ordinance no. 36/2002 concerning the regulation of property rights of Jewish Communities of Romania. Places of worship, cemeteries and other assets assigned to the cult

Adoption of the draft inventory of state-owned assets and the Romanian Church United with Rome (Greek Catholic) in 1992

Act on associations and foundations 2000 abstract

Approval of the national program of worship and spiritual centres

Prohibition of any form of discrimination 2006

Rejection of Governmental Order n. 64/2004 for the completion of art. 3 of Decree Law no. 126/1990, concerning the Romanian Church United with Rome

General scheme of Religious Communities 177-1948

Ordinance no. 26-2000 on the regulation of associations and foundations

Law n. 22-2014 amending the order no. 26-2000 relating to associations and foundations

Law on the exclusive right of religious confessions for the production of religious objects in 1992

List of decrees approving some unpublished Statutes of Religious Confessions between 1945 and 1989

Decrees of recognition of denominations between 1944 and 1950

Decree of 28 October 1959 n. 410 that completes the decree 177/1948 on the general regime of cults

Decree No. 126-1990 which confirms the recognition of the Romanian Church Unit with Rome – Greek Catholic

Decree no. 150/1974 amending the Decree no. 177/1948 on the general regime of religious denominations

Law n. 178/2002 on the repeal of the Art. 7 of Decree 177/1948

Example of decree to appoint a Bishop of the Greek Catholic Church united with Rome 2002 

Regulations, Decisions, Provisions, Ordinances, Circulars

Organization Ministry of cults 1949

Decree fixing the number of the eparchies

Ordinance n. 26 of 30 January 2000 on associations and foundations

Repeal of the Judgment n°810/1949 of the Council of Ministers 1991

Procedure for issuing the advisory opinion of the Secretary of State for the cults to form religious associations or in case of acquisition of the Statute of religious confession by the existing associations

Adoption of the Government Ordinance no. 31/2002 on the prohibition of fascist, racist and xenophobic symbols or associations and the prosecution of persons guilty of crimes against peace and humanity

Approval of the Government Ordinance n.26/2000 concerning associations and foundations

Regulations for the application of the Law on associations and foundations

Ordinance recognition statute BOR 2008

Organization and functioning of the State Secretariat for Cults 2013

Decision on the established staff and the administrative recognition of the Armenian Archdiocese Church of Romania

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Christian Worship Baptist – Union of Christian Baptist Churches

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Adventist Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Evangelical Church of Romania in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Old Rite Russian Orthodox Church Statute 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Pentecostal Church – Apostolic Church of God in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Reformed Church in 2008

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania in 2010

Decision on the recognition of the Statute of Jewish Communities Federation of Romania – Cult of the Mosaic 2008

Amendments to the Statute of the Pentecostal Church

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Statute of Worship Christian Pentecostal – Apostolic Church of God in 2014

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Statute of Worship Christian Pentecostal – Apostolic Church of God in 2015

Ordinance on financial support for institutions and religious confessions recognized in 2014

Implementing Regulation of the statute Pentecostal Union in 1999

Electoral rules of Worship Pentecostal Christian Romania 2013

Ordinance no. 96/2012 about the reorganization of the central public administration and the modification of some legislative acts

Decision no. 587/2013 amending the decision no. 44/2013 about the organization of the Secretariat of State for Cults

Ordinance no. 16/2012 about the reorganization of the central public administration

Regulations on the organization of monastic life and on the administrative and disciplinary functioning of monasteries

Regulations concerning the monastic life, administrative and disciplinary organization of the monasteries 1998

Regulations on the organization and functioning of the theological seminaries of the BOR patriarch abstract 

Bodies And Church Properties

Confiscation, Restitution and Compensation of Properties of Religious Communities

Confiscation of church property 1948

Restoration of ownership of agricultural and forestry assets, including the land law and the Law no.18/1991

Law n.112/1995 on the legal status of housing owned by the state

Law no. 247/1995 on the reform of property and justice

Law no. 9/1998 on compensation to Romanian citizens of Bulgarian state-owned assets in the execution of the treaty between Romania and Bulgaria , Craiova September 7, 1940

Ordinance no. 112/1998 on the restitution of property that belonged to the community (organizations, religious cults ) of national minorities in Romania

Government Emergency Decree n . 83/1999 on the return of goods of the communities of national minorities in Romania

Methodological Norms for the application of the Emergency Government Ordinance no . 94/2000 on the restitution of property belonging to religious cults in Romania

Government Emergency Decree n. 94/2000 on the restitution of properties of religious cults in Romania

Government Emergency Decree 94/2000 – republished in 2005

Resolution n.1334/2000 containing the emergency decree n. 83/1999 on the return of goods of the communities and national minorities in Romania

Law n.10/2001 on the legal status of illegally confiscated properties entry into force in 2005

Decision of the Government no. 950/2001 on the establishment, organization and functioning of the tracking application of Law 10/2001

Law no. 176/2002 on the restitution of properties that belonged to the communities (organizations, religious cults) of minorities in Romania

Law 501/2002 of approval of the emergency decree for the return of goods of Churches in Romania

Law no. 290/2003 on the granting of compensations to Romanian citizens for their goods seized, detained, remained in Bessarabia, northern Bukovina

Law 458/2003 on the approval of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 13/1998 on the return of goods of communities and national minorities in Romania

Resolution no. 1239/2004 on the methodological rules of law no. 290/2003

Law no. 66/2004, amending and supplementing the decisions on compensation , relating to the Decree 83/1999 and Law 501/2002

Decision of the Government no. 361/2005 on the establishment, organization and functioning of the National Authority for Property Restitution

Resolution n.1093/2005 approving the Methodological Norms for the application of the Emergency Government Ordinance no . 83/1999 on the return of goods of communities and national minorities in Romania

Capitalization of decommissioned assets managed by public institutions of defense, public order and national security in 2005

Modification on the Law on Ownership 2001, justice reform and some associated measures – approved in 2005

Law on Property expropriation 1948

Reform of property and justice : additional measures ( Official Gazette , Part I , n. 653 of 22.07.2005 Amendment D. GOV . Urgent 94-2000 ” Restitution of property belonging to religious cults ”,n. 247 19.07.2005

Amendments to the Government Decree on Measures to Improve Rules on Contracts and Decommissioning of Public Institutions 2006

Methodological rules for the application of Government Decree no. 82 2001 on financial support for recognized religious institutions and religious confessions 2002

Proposals from the Central Commission for the Inventory of State Property, formerly owned by the Unite Church with Rome (Greek-Catholic) and delivery of goods to the United Church with Rome (Greek-Catholic) 1992

ECHR Judgment on the Confession of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Emergency Ordinance on the Restitution of real estate belonging to the Communities of Citizens of National Minorities in 1998

Decision on the Organization and Operation of the National Authority for Restitution of Properties in 2013

Law on property rights on agricultural and forest lands in 2000

Law on Property and Reform of Justice No. 247-2005

Repeal of Decree 177-1948 on the general scheme of religious communities 2002

Law on the Protection of National Mobile Cultural Heritage 182-2000

Law on the Protection of property goods in 1996

Measures to refund goods abusively confiscated during the communist regime 165-2013

Amendments to Resolution 361-2005

Ordinance 64-2000

Ordinance 240-1006

Decision no. 244/2004 to determine the rent fees for buildings subject to the provisions of Government Decree no. 94/2000 about the return of real estate

Ordinance no. 361/2005 about the establishment, and the organization of the National Authority for the restitution of confiscated assets

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 21/2015 on the amendment and completion of Law no. 165/2013

Decision of the Cassation no. 7525/2012

Decree Law on the legal status of the inhabitants of Jewish faith in Romania 1940

Decree n. 113-1948 relating the remains of Jews who were victims of persecution, death and heirs

Decree n. 92-1950 on the nationalization of some real estate

Decree no. 1340/1938 which modifies the law on the endowment of monasteries with forests and agricultural land

Law n. 169/1997 which modifies and completes the law n. 18/1991 on agricultural properties

Law 66/1937 on the assignment of forests and other lands of some Orthodox monasteries

Law no. 261/2008 which modifies and completes the Art. 29 of the law no. 1/2000 about the right of ownership on agricultural and forest land

Law no. 113/1944 which modifies and completes the law no. 851/1942 on the allocation of agricultural land and forests to the Orthodox monasteries

Decision of the High Court of Justice nr. 1502/2010 

Case law

Judgment of the Court of Cassation no . 3644- 2012 on the restitution of the confiscated property

Constitutional Court ruling no. 73-1995 on the constitutionality of the rules on State Ownership

ECHR judgment : Greek Catholic Lupenia appeal v. Romania in 2015

ECHR judgment : Archdiocese of Alba Iulia v. Romania 2012

ECHR ruling: Greek-Catholic Parish of Sambata Bihor against Romania 2010

Judgment of the Constitutional Court no. 49/1995 on the unconstitutionality of legislative decree no. 126/1990

Judgment of the Court of Appeal of Oradea – trade and litigation section no. 78/2009

Judgment of the Civil Court no. 2688/2015 about the possibility toacuire for usucapione the ownership of the cemetery attached to the church

Judgment of the Civil Court no. 2095/2010 about the ownership of a church

Decree no. 113/1948 concerning the rests of Jews whit no living relatives and died because of persecution

Emergency Ordinance no. 21/1997 about the return of buildings to the Jewish community

Emergency Ordinance no. 83/1999 about the return of buildings to the Jewish community

Ordinance no. 111/1998 about the return of buildings to the Jewish community

Sentence no. 474-2014 of the Court of Satu Mare

Sentence no. 669-2014 of the Court of Maramureş

Judgment on the case of the Greek-Catholic parish of Sambata Bihor against Romania

Decision no. 157/2012 of the Court of Appeal of Timişoara 2012

Decision no. 2646/2013 of the Court of Cassation of Maramureş on a Roman Church united with Roman Catholic Rome against the Orthodox Parish of Baia Mare

Decision on the case of the Greco-Catholic parish of Bogdan Voda against Romania 2013

Decision no. 1553/2015 on the case of the Greco-Catholic Parish of Sapanta against the Orthodox parish of Sapanta

Decision no. 1633/2015 of the Court of Appeal of Cluj which admits the appeal of the Greek-Catholic parish of Budesti

Decision no. 1201-2008 of the Constitutional Court on the exception of unconstitutionality of Article 3 of the legislative decree 126-1990

Decision no. 616-2008 of the Constitutional Court on the exception of the unconstitutionality of Art. 197 of the Code of Civil Procedure

Case of the Greek-Catholic parish Lupeni and others against Romania in 2011

Summary of the case of the Greek-Catholic parish Lupeni and others against Romania in 2011

Case of the Greek-Catholic Parish of Glod against Romania in 2007

Emergency Ordinance no. 19-2005 on the realization of the Cathedral of the Salvation Cathedral of the Nation

Rules of procedure of the disciplinary institutions 2015

Cumulative acts concerning land use to a religious confession for free

Decision of the Constitutional Court no. 154/2002 about the unconstitutionality of articles 54 and 55 of the decree no. 31/1954

Decision no. 476/2015 requesting for modify to the land register

Decision amending Article 1 of Ordinance no. 255/2015 on the free use of a land surface by the Metropolitan Church of Moldova and Bucovina – Archbishop of Iasi

Civil decision no. 620-r / 2014 which rejects the civil action proposed by the Mosaic Ministry against the Mayor of the Municipality of Sighet

ECHR decision no. 65965/2001 – Greek-Catholic Parish Sfantul Vasile vs. Romania

CC decision no. 983/2012 on the exception of the unconstitutionality of the Art 29 of the law nr. 1/2000

CEDU decision no. 2330/2009 – Sindacatul Pastorul Cel Bun affair against Romania 2013

Judgment of the Constitutional Court no. 107/2017 on the exception of the unconstitutionality of some parts of Articles 1 and 4 of the law no. 94/2000 concerning confiscation and return 

Construction of Worship And Urban Planning

Sustenance of the Clergy and Financing of Religious Communities

Laws and decrees

Changing Law No. 1.470/2002 on the financing of the recognized religious confessions in 2006

Implementation rules of the Government Ordinance 82/2001 concerning financial support to recognized religious confessions

Unitary payment of the clergy with public funds in 2010

State aid in favor of the wages of the clergy in 1999

Modify to the remuneration of ministers 2003

Exclusive right of religious cults to produce objects of worship in 1992

Criteria for allocation of funds to religious confessions into the budget of the Secretariat of State for religions

Criteria of the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs relating to the application of the provisions of Section 1. State support to finance the members of the clergy

Financial support to structures of the religious confessions recognized in Romania

State Secretariat Criteria, for Religious Confessions, on the preparation of models concerning the allocation of financial assistance to oersonale of worship in accordance with Governmental Ordinance no. 82/2001 with subsequent amendments and additions

On the salary of cult ministers 1999

Amendments to the law on salaries of cult ministers 2008

Coordinated text of the law nr. 142/1999 on the salary of cult ministers, updated to 2009

Record card on the clergy sustenance

Financial support of religious unity, Government Decree 82-2001 as amended and supplemented

Modifications of the methodological norms for the application of Government Ordinance No. 82-2001 on financial support for recognized  religious institutions and confessions 2014

Law on the release of the Fiscal Code to religious confessions 571-2003

Regime of grants from public funds allocated to the activities of non-profit public interest 2002

Framework Law no. 284/2010 on the remuneration of public employees

Law no. 193/2016 about the completion of the Framework Law no. 284/2010 on the remuneration of public employees

Law on the legal regime of public ownership 1998

Decree n. 718/1956 for the creation of nursing homes and subsidies for recognized religious confessions in the Romanian People’s Republic

Law n. 52/1993 concerning the integration of the social security system for personnel of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Law No. 167/1998 on the integration of the social security system of the staff of the Romanian Church United with Rome

Law n. 203/1997 on the integration of the Mosaic Welfare social security system into the state social security system

Law on the public pension system and other social security rights 2000

Decree n. 8-1954 on natural and legal persons

Decree n. 223-1974 on the regulation of goods 

Individual and Collective Religious Freedom and Minorities

Teaching of Religion and Religious Schools

Provisions of the Criminal Code

Family

Provisions of the Civil Code

Communication

Museums, Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage

Administration Policies and Procedures