Metropolitan Archbishop Ioan Robu b ecomes member of Roman Curia Metropolitan Archbishop Ioan Robu b ecomes member of Roman Curia
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Ioan Robu a member of a dicaster of the Roman Curia (Pope’s Cabinet), informs the release the Roman Catholic Archbishopric of Bucharest sent on Wednesday.
Robu is a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments and was appointed in the post along with more seven archbishops and bishops from several countries. The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments is one of the nine congregations of the Roman Curia dealing with everything within the competence of the Holy See, regarding the discipline and the promotion of the Liturgy and of the Holy Sacraments, above all.
Metropolitan Archbishop Ioan Robu is born in Targu Secuiesc, on Nov 6, 1944. He graduated the Roman Catholic Theological Institute of Iasi (eastern Romania) and was ordained a priest on Aug 15, 1968. After officiating as a priest in Craiova and Bucharest, he did his DD at the Lateran University, the Alphonsian Academy, in Rome, Italy, over 1973 – 1977.
Coming back home he was a vicar in Buzau, for a short while, and a professor and the Rector of the Theological Institute in Iasi (1977-1983). On Dec 1, 1983 he is elected at the head of the Roman Catholic Archbishopric of Bucharest, and on Dec 8, 1984 he is ordained a bishop, in Rome, by Cardinal Casaroli, who used to be State Secretary at the Vatican, at that time. On March 14, 1990 he is appointed and on April 29 installed the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest.