Journalist "Jokes" about Imprisoning Priests
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