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To mark the 160th anniversary of its existence, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation on Friday, January 21st, the postage stamps issue „Ministry of Religious Affairs, 160 years”.

The issue consists of a stamp on which is reproduced the image of the current headquarters of the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs, , a perforated souvenir sheet, whose image reproduces the bronze bust of the ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza together with the architectural details of the institution’s headquarters and a First Day Cover, illustrating the building of the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs.

Since its establishment and until the present day, this executive body has had different names, depending on the institutional articulation of the area of religions and other public policies: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Public Education (1867-1921), Ministry of Religious Affairs and Arts (1940-1945), Department of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs and State Secretariat for Religious Affairs

The State Secretariat for Religious Affairs is a state institution that manages the relations between the state and religious organizations in Romania (18 recognized religious organizations, 42 recognized religious associations and countless associations and foundations which carry out religious activities, established according to the Government Ordinance No. 26/2000).

The State Secretariat for Religious Affairs develops the partnership between central and local authorities and the religious organizations recognized by law in social, cultural and educational areas. In respect to that, the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs is ruled by the fundamental principle that religious organizations are free, autonomous and equal before the state authorities.

Romfilatelia thanks the Ministry of Religious Affairs for the documentary and photographic support provided to the development of this postage stamps issue.

The philatelic issue will be available starting Friday, 21th of January 2022, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/.

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 336 93 92