Some 600,000 Romanians took to the streets to protest a law that would have weakened penalties for corruption.
Following seven days of
protests, the government repealed the measure.
Amid the protests, the patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church
stated that “the fight against corruption must go on, and the offenders
must be prosecuted, because theft and fraud morally and materially
The nation of 21.6 million is 82% Orthodox, 6% Protestant, and 4% Catholic.