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The Romanian Patriarchate publishes data on religious education in the country

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Romanian Patriarch Daniel has published the report of the Romanian Patriarchate on what has been done in the past 2021 in various areas of church life. Interesting statistics are given in the section on religious education in schools and universities.

In the 2021-2022 school year, 6,220 teachers taught in the schools of Religion in Romanian schools, of which 4,488 were full-time teachers, 173 were teachers in other specialties, had a religion class in addition to the norm, and 1,559 were substitute teachers. 1195 of them are clergy, 4933 have a theological education and 92 have another. In terms of qualifications, 1,339 have a second didactic degree, 2,919 have a first didactic degree, and 213 have a doctorate in theology.

The district school inspectorates employ 42 inspectors of Religion, forty of whom have a theological education and two have another. In order to develop the cooperation for the improvement of the work of the Religion classes, 4822 partnerships have been concluded between parishes and schools throughout the country, in which various school and extracurricular activities are carried out.

The Romanian Patriarchate has (organized and maintained) 26 theological seminaries with different specializations: Orthodox theology, theology of cultural heritage, religious tourism, church music, philology, natural sciences, social sciences, one Orthodox college, nine Orthodox theological high schools and one technological , which also teaches theology.

In the school year 2020-2021, 4361 high school students were enrolled in them. 101 students from abroad are enrolled in pre-university theological education units, including 81 from Moldova, thirteen from Ukraine, four from Serbia, one from Spain and two from Italy.

There are 1,116 teachers in pre-university theological schools. Of these, 684 are full-time, 432 are substitutes and 113 are professors of theology.

In the school year 2020-2021, the funds allocated for these schools amounted to a total of 4,176,568 lei, of which 3,488,668 lei were invested by the Diocesan Centers.

Within the Romanian Patriarchate there are 11 theological faculties (in Bucharest, Iasi, Sibiu, Craiova, Cluj, Constanţa, Targovishte, Pitesti, Alba Iulia, Arad and Oradea) and three theological departments included in other faculties (Timisoara, Bacía) .

In the academic year 2020-2021, 4381 students were enrolled in them. In 2021, 894 students graduated, and in the academic year 2021-2022, 1,310 were enrolled. 3,088 students were enrolled in the specialty of Pastoral Theology, and 555 graduates received a bachelor’s degree.

In the academic year 2020-2021 there are 1826 masters, of which 777 graduated, and in the academic year 2021-2022 973 are enrolled. Doctoral studies are organized in eight university centers, and currently 653 doctoral students are enrolled, of which 104 in the academic year 2021 -2022 (first year). In the academic year 2020-2021, 74 doctoral students received the title of Doctor of Theology.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 375 teachers worked in higher theological education.

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