Father Vasile Țepordei – a suffering-bearer in the Russian gulag

Father Vasile Țepordei was born in Bessarabia, Cârpești commune, Cahul county. A family of Russians, from the time of Stephen the Great. After graduating from the seminary in Chișinău, he graduated from the Faculty of Theology in the same city, but did not immediately become a priest, but became a missionary in the Gazetteer, keeping the flame of Romanianism alive in the face of Moscow’s intentions to denationalise the Romanians of Bessarabia. After the seizure of Bessarabia in 1941, the priest Țepordei took refuge with his family in Bucharest, where he was later arrested and passed through all the departments […]

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