Curator: Dr. Allan B. Cruse, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of San Francisco

Romania Catholic Footprint Project

This site exhibits images, found on the internet, of Roman Catholic and Jesuit religious buildings located in the nation of Romania, where the population of Roman-Catholics is less than 5-percent, according to figures from the 2011 census, but where the legacy of Roman-Catholic pioneers from previous eras still is vitally in evidence.

NOTE: The images below are displayed here solely for educational, non-commercial purposes, and all reproduction
rights are retained by their respective owners.

Inside the 200-year-old Roman-Catholic Church at Deta, Romania

St. George's Cathedral at Piata Unirii in the center of downtown Timisoara, Romania - built 1736-1774

St. Michael's Roman-Catholic church in downtown Cluj-Napoca, Romania - its oldest section dates from 1390

St. Anthony of Padua Roman-Catholic Church in Constanta, Romania - built in 1937

Formerly a Jesuit College, the Gheorghe Lazar High School is located in central Bucharest, Romania

Roman-Catholic Church in Brasov, Romania - its site was controlled by Jesuits until 1766

The Roman-Catholic Church at Nicolae Balcescu Square in Timisoara, Romania - built circa 1900

St Anthony of Padua Roman-Catholic Church in Arad, Romania - erected 1904

The Maria Radna Franciscan Church at Lipova, Romania - a major pilgrimage site built in 1756

Interior of St. Michael's Roman-Catholic Church in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Vlad Tepes - legendary ruler in fifteenth-century Romania who reportedly became Roman-Catholic in 1475

Originally Roman-Catholic, Biserica Neagra in Brasov, Romania, became Lutheran during the Reformation

An Easter Service at one of the thirteen Roman-Catholic Churches in Bucharest, Romania

Second-largest Roman-Catholic Church in Romania - located at Sighet, Romania - built in the 1700s

Roman Catholic Church built 1733-1737 by Franciscan nuns at Turda, Romania

Mass is celebrated in three languages at the Holy Trinity Jesuit Church in Sibiu, Romania - built 1726-1733

Romania's largest university - 56,000 students - was founded in Cluj-Napoca under Jesuit control in 1581

The Franciscan Roman-Catholic Church in Cluj-Napoca, Romania - its origins date from 1260-1290

The Roman-Catholic Bishop Palace (120 rooms) in Oradea, Romania - seized temporarily during communism

The Holy Queen St. Mary Roman-Catholic Cathedral in Iasi, Romania - built in 2005

The Roman-Catholic Diocese in Iasi, Romania - establishment dates from 27 June 1884 under Pope Leo XIII

The old Catholic Cathedral in Iasi, Romania - dates from 1789

Organ inside Bisericii Maria Radna - the Roman-Catholic pilgrimage site at Lipova - already installed by 1895

The Italian Church of the Most Holy Redeemer on the busiest street in Bucharest, Romania - built 1915-1916

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bucharest, Romania - built 1873-1884 - attended by Pope John Paul II in 1999

Six thousand marchers protest skyscraper construction beside St. Joseph's church in Bucharest - 23 Oct 2009

The Roman-Catholic Metropolitan Palace in Bucharest, Romania - the archdiocese was established in 1883

Orthodox Patriarch and Roman-Catholic Pope jointly celebrate an outdoor mass in Bucharest - 9 May 1999

The Biscera Baratia Catholic Church in Bucharest, Romania - rebuilt in 1848 - celebrates mass thrice daily

Jesuit Roman-Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Bucharest, Romania - celebrates mass in five languages

Holy Cross Roman-Catholic Church in Bucharest, Romania

St. Anton's Roman-Catholic Church in Craiova, Romania - built 1942

Saint Varvara Roman-Catholic Church located in the village of Cavnic, Romania - built during 1811-1812

Roman-Catholic Church in Dumbraveni, Romania - celebrating one-thousand years

13th century Roman-Catholic Church at Alba Iulia, Romania - tower added in the 17th century - (me at right)

King Christ Roman-Catholic Church at Ploiesti, Romania

Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolas pays a visit to the Romania Province during May 2012

Interior of Roman-Catholic Church at Satu Mare, Romania

Roman-Catholic Church in wintertime at Sighisoara, Romania

Exterior of the Jesuit Church located in the Grand Square of downtown Sibiu, Romania - built in 18th century

The Roman-Catholic Basilica in Oradea, Romania

The Jesuit Church of St. John the Baptist at Targu Mures, Romania - built in early 1800s

Saint Francis of Assisi Roman-Catholic Church at Targoviste, Romania

Roman-Catholic church at Targu Secuiesc, Romania - built during the 18th century - rennovated in 1996

Roman-Catholic church in the town of Targu Frumos, Romania - construction completed in 2005

Pope Benedict XVI receives Romania's President Traian Basescu at the Vatican - 15 February 2013

Ruins of the Roman-Catholic Cathedral at Baia, Romania - ordered built by Alexander the Kind in 1410


Launched on 29 DEC 2012; last updated on 20 AUG 2013
This website is under continuing construction.