New Bishop of Transylvania Unitarian Church

By UUA International Resources

The current minister of First Unitarian Church in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Rev. Bálint Benczédi Ferenc, was elected the new Bishop of the Transylvanian Unitarian Church on Friday, December 5, 2008. Since First Unitarian Church in Kolozsvár is a common stop during pilgrimages to partner churches, Rev. Bálint is well known by many American UUs. By virtue of his years of international engagement, Rev. Bálint has become widely known as a strong leader and a wise minister. UUA President William G. Sinkford sent congratulations to Rev. Bálint on December 8th, saying...
It was with great pleasure that I learned that you have been elected the next Bishop of the Transylvanian Unitarian Church. I would like to extend both congratulations and best wishes to you from the Unitarian Universalist Association. The TUC will be very fortunate to have your leadership... I, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, look forward to continuing our close relationship during your tenure as Bishop. May your new ministry be a blessing for all.
Other newly elected leaders include: The Vice Bishop - Rev. Nagy László , Dean of the Marosvasarhely District andThe Provost - Rev. István Kovács, Minister in Sepsiszentgyörgy

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