In the center west of Europe, the Bitonto church in Cluj Napoca the capital of Transylvania in Romania - Chronicle - A window always open on Bitonto - DaBitonto
The Bitonto church in Cluj Napoca capital of Transylvania in Romania (proclaimed European youth capital in 2015). Representing her in the west of Europe was the theologian Prof. Giuseppe Cannito president of the Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Conception of Bitonto, who brought the warm greetings of H.E. Msgr. Francesco Cacucci metropolitan archbishop of Bari Bitonto, by Msgr. Domenico Ciavarella vicar general of the archdiocese, don Michele Lacetera, bishop's chancellor of the curia, don Francesco Acquafredda parish priest of the concathedral, father Santo Pagnotta secretary administrator of the Apulian Theological Faculty of Bari and dr. Michele Abbaticchio mayor of Bitonto. The Bitontine theologian invited the religious delegates of the Catholic, Orthodox and Calvinist Church of Transylvania to visit the city of Bitonto rich in history, art and spirituality, among other things, it was the finalist city, Italian capital of culture 2020. In Romania This religious-ecumenical visit to interreligious dialogue between the various monotheistic religions is part of the university academic course of formation in ecumenism, with the report by Prof. Cristina Arcidiacono pastor of the Evangelical Christian Baptist Union in Italy, with the contribution of the Service National for Higher Studies of Theology and of the Italian Episcopal Conference, focused on the theological phrase of Pope Francis "The way of reconciled communion, that fraternity that already unites believers", reported in the Diocesan Newsletter of the archdiocese. On Sunday 4 and Monday 5 March 2019 in the capital Cluj Napoca the Bitontine theologian participated in the various divine Eucharistic liturgies, he was received with honor by Mgr. Archimandrite Simeone Pintea of the Russian Orthodox cathedral, by parish priest of the Roman Catholic church, by father Stefano Laszlo, pastor of the reformed Calvinist church by father Josef Sickel and rector of the Greek-Byzantine catholic cathedral by father Josef Irimie. With amazement we admired the monumental Biserica Romano Sfantul Mihail of the fourteenth century, the main patronal cult site of the Roman Catholic rite in the Romanian Gothic style, as well as one of the most sacred and emblematic buildings of Transylvania, then the splendid Greek-Catholic Catedrala Schimbarea the Fairy of the XVIII century a true architectural jewel in the Baroque style, the main seat of the Greek-Byzantine eparchy. We then visited the spectacular Catedrala Adormirea Maicii Domunului Theotokos 19th century Orthodox metropolitan eparchy, classified as a historical artistic monument representative of the Romanian National Cultural Heritage (the main dome of the Orthodox cathedral is inspired by the spectacular dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople in Turkey) , and finally the majestic 14th century Biserica Reformata de pe Ulita Lupilor, a true masterpiece of Romanian neo-Gothic Renaissance style architecture (it is one of the largest reformed Calvinist churches in western Europe). The religious visit ended with a pleasant walk in the enchanting city of Turda geographic, historical, environmental and religious Orthodox place of Transylvania, with the surreal abysmal and breathtaking visit in the ancient salt mine of the second century AD, it was possible to admire from near the salt stalactites formed over the centuries with a sumptuous church carved into the salt in the rock, whose natural wonders leave you speechless with the charm of transparent crystal. Salina Turda has been included in the list of Romania's National Heritage (it is one of the main most visited tourist attractions in the heart of Transylvania).