Journalist "Jokes" about Imprisoning Priests

Country: Romania

Date of incident: June 6, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Media



The Romanian journalist Ovidiu Eftimie has stated that he “yearns for the years of communist persecution, where the priest were taken to the canal and stranded in jail” (“tânjește după anii de prigoană comunistă, în care preoții erau duși la canal și înfundau pușcăriile”). He has also stated that he would love to become a new Vişinescu and punch the church leaders. The media has characterized these statements as a joke.

Source: Active News