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Comunitatile catolice din Moldova Studiu de caz - Satele cu populatie romano - catolica din vecinatatea orasului Roman / Catholic Moldavian Communities. Case Study: Roman-Catholic Villages near Roman

Author(s): Cerasela Maria Virlan-–Blaj

Journal: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
ISSN 1583-0039

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 167;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Catholic Church | community | historiography | Hungarians | Moldavia | differences | population | minority

The existence of Catholic communities in Moldavia has raised questions not for the Orthodox population from neighbourhood but mostly for the Hungarian and Romanian history researchers. The term „csangos” was first used in 1783 by Petru Zold, a priest, in order to describe these communities and the term remained as such in the Hungarian historyography (and in the last decade it has also been borrowed by the Romanian historyography) but is not accepted and used by the majority of people belong- ing to the community. The present case-study dedicated to the villages situated near Roman attempts to answer some ques- tions related to the origin and evolution of these communities without the intention of an exhaustive study.
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