Following the death of Patriarch Teoctist at the end of August, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church (BOR) has elected on Wednesday its sixth Patriarch, former bishop Daniel of Moldavia. Out of 30 high ranked clergy members, three have qualified for the last tours. In the last elections tour, Daniel won more votes than Bartolomeu of Cluj.
The sixth Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (BOR) was elected on Wednesday within a special ceremony that lasted through the day and ended late in the evening, after the third tour of elections in the Holy Synod. The new patriarch will see the official installation in about three weeks.
The elected bishop was also the interim Patriarch.
Bishops Daniel of Moldavia and Bartolomeu of Cluj qualified for the final elections tour, after a third bishop, Ioan of Covasna and Harghita, failed to gather nore than18 votes (sources say that the tour result also shown that Daniel had 80 votes and Bartolomeu - 62).