Father Ioan Coliță, martyr for Christ during the communist regime

Gifted with a special voice and an inclination to study, all accompanied by a strong Christian life, he entered the Theological Seminary “St. Gregory the Decapolite” in Craiova, class of 1928, the year in which he married Floarea Ionescu Albu, who gave him 11 children, of whom 9[1] survived. In 1928, he was ordained priest by the Bishop of Râmnic, Vartolomeu Stănescu, for the parish of Cetate I Dolj, which had 665 families, or 2880 souls. Priest Ioan carried out his apostolic mission with dignity, without becoming politically involved in the disputes of the inter-war period. In 1930 he rebuilt […]

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