Law passed on social assistance partnership between state and church

The Chamber of Deputies adopted Tuesday in plenum a draft law that establishes the partnership on social assistance between state and church, which has the state supporting cult units to provide social services, Mediafax announces. The draft law was adopted with 254 votes to 7, and 5 abstentions. After the vote, PDL Deputy Raluca Turcan said that, through this initiative, the state supports cult units to achieve their social role. “The project unfolds like a national programme, in which cult units identify the social needs – from underprivileged children, children whose parents work abroad, to senior citizens and people with disabilities. After being completed, the draft of the law is sent to the Labour Ministry and, based on the evaluation of eligibility criteria, the selection is made and the law gets financing in a proportion from 20 pc to 80 pc,” Turcan explained.

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