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September 25, 2022

President appoints new Vatican ambassador

The state advisor for culture and cults in the Presidential Administration, Bogdan Tataru-Cazaban, was accredited extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Romania to the Holy See, by a decree signed, on Wednesday, by President Traian Basescu, the Presidential Administration informs. Historian of religions and philosophical doctrines, Tataru-Cazaban is 33 and held, as of January 2006, the office of state advisor on matters of culture and cults within the Presidential Administration. He was born on May 1, 1977, in Focsani. He studied the history of philosophy and the philosophy of culture at the University of Bucharest (1995-1999). In 2008, he was granted the title of doctor in the history of philosophy by the University of Bucharest and, since the same year, he has been a member of the Institute of the History of Religions within the Romanian Academy. He undertook a number of stages and research projects in Romania and abroad, at the Institute of Liberal Studies in Bucharest (December 1999 – June 2000), the Concept / Open Society Network Cultural Foundation in Bucharest (October 2000 – May 2001), the University of Genoa (January – February 2001), New Europe College.

On June 30, Parliament’s joint foreign affairs committees approved the proposal nominating Tataru-Cazaban as Romania’s representative to the Vatican. He stated, at the time, that there were endeavours to organise a visit of Pope Benedict XVI in Romania. “We propose to support those endeavours. Institutions working to make the visit happen are acting in partnership with the Apostolic Nunciature. The Roman Catholic Church already launched this invitation on the occasion of Catholic bishops’ visit to Rome,” Cazaban announced at the time.

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