Bishop Transferred of Major Archiepiscopal Curia

Of Romanian Greek-Catholic Church as Bishop of Eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, Romania

Bishop Transferred
His Beatitude Cardinal Lucian Mureşan © Vatican Media

His Beatitude Cardinal Lucian Mureşan, major archbishop of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia of the Romanians, with the consent of the bishops of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church, and having informed the Apostolic See, has transferred Bishop Claudiu-Lucian Pop, titular bishop of Mariamme and bishop of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia, to the pastoral care of the eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, Romania.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop Claudiu-Lucian Pop was born on July 22, 1972, in Piscolt, district of Satu-Mare, Romania, in the eparchy of Oradea Mare of the Romanians.

He studied at the Pontifical Romanian College of Rome from 1991 to 1999 and attended courses in philosophy at the Pontifical Urban University and in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where in 2006 he was awarded a degree in spiritual theology.

He was ordained a priest on July 23, 1995, in Oradea.

From 1999 to 2002 he carried out his presbyteral ministry in the parish of Saint George of the Romanians in Parish as vicar and from 2002 to 2007 as parish priest and rector of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Mission of the French capital.

The Congregation for Eastern Churches, upon presentation of the major archbishop and of the synod of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church, appointed him in December 2007 as rector of the Pontifical Romanian College of Rome.

On November 21, 2011, the Holy Father granted his assent to the election of Msgr. Pop as bishop of the Romanian Greek-Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church, assigning him the titular See of Mariamme.

On December 8, of the same year, he received episcopal consecration.