Catholics in the Siret valley

Catholics in the Siret valley


In the 13th century the Cuman state adopted Catholicism and during this time the Kingdom of Hungarian settled Hungarians, Székely and Saxons in the area that was to become Moldavia. Some of the current Catholic population could have their ancestry from the Cuman times. In the 18th century a new wave of people moved from Transylvania into Moldavia. They settled predominantly along the river Siret, some in villages with a history of Catholic peoples, but many founded new settlements.

Published on 13th August 2018