Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 6, No 1 (2013)

Failure of Impropriation of Monastery Possession from Romanian Principalities until 1834

Ion Tutuianu


The events of 1821 in the Romanian principalities resulted in the return earthly rulers after Phanariots century. Immediately, Sublime Porte decided remove monks Greek from monasteries Romanians dedicated to the Holy Places of the East, because of their betrayal during the Greek revolution for national independence. A few years later, under pressure from Russia, who protects the Holy Places, against Romanian interests, Turkey was forced to allow the return of Greek monks in the Romanian Principalities, with higher claims. Secularization has failed and the conflict between the Holy Places and Romanian Principalities become very stressed until the true secularization during the reign of Cuza in 1863.


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