Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Bucharest, Romania
Ordination August 15, 1968
Appointed March 14, 1990
Name Ioan Robu
Predecessor Alexandru Cisar
Consecration December 8, 1984
|Born November 6, 1944 (age 71)
Targu Secuiesc, Romania (1944-11-06) |
Alma mater Alphonsian Academy of the Pontifical Lateran University
Motto Et veritas liberavit vos (English: And the truth will make you free),(John 8:32)
Other posts Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest
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Ioan Robu (born November 6, 1944) is a Romanian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the sixth and current Archbishop of Bucharest.
Robu was born in Targu Secuiesc, where his father, a native of Traian, Neamt County, had briefly come to work. A graduate of the Roman Catholic Theological Institute of Iasi, he was ordained to the priesthood on August 15, 1968. He then served at the Roman Catholic parish in Craiova and at Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Bucharest. Studying in Rome at the Pontifical Lateran University's Alphonsian Academy from 1973 to 1977, he obtained a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree. During the summer of 1977, he was parish priest in Buzau, and from that year until 1983, was director of his alma mater in Iasi.
He was elected diocesan administrator on December 1, 1983 and apostolic administrator and bishop on October 25, 1984 before being consecrated titular bishop of Cellae in Proconsulari on December 8, 1984 in Rome by Cardinal Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli. He was raised to the rank of archbishop on April 29, 1990, in the presence of Archbishop Angelo Sodano, representative of Pope John Paul II.