TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Aurel Munteanu – victim of the horthyst regime and martyr of the Romanian Orthodox Church (1882-1940)
Through this study we tried to draw the complex personality of The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Aurel Munteanu, martyred, together with the gendarme Gheorghe Nicula, on September 10, 1940, in Huedin, by the Horthist authorities installed in northwestern Transylvania following the Dictate of Vienna (August 30, 1940). In the fi rst part I presented the biography and the pastoral-missionary and cultural activity of The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Aurel Munteanu and I reserved the second part for the details of the martyrdom itself and of the trials that took place in 1941 at the Hungarian Royal Court in Cluj and in 1946 at the People’s Court of Cluj, in order to convict those who contributed to the assassination of The Very Reverend Father and of the gendarme. Both crimes were committed by the Hungarian military and civilian authorities, which is a serious attack on the Romanian people and on all of humanity.