Honorary citizen award conferred
Chief Apostle Schneider immediately clarified who really deserves the honour: “You!” Prior to this, the Mayor of Baia Mare, Cătălin Cherecheș, had presented him with the honorary citizen award.
During his visit to Romania at the end of March 2018, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider was awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Baia Mare. Following the divine service on 25 March 2018, the Mayor presented the Chief Apostle with the framed certificate. Chief Apostle Schneider expressed his gratitude and turned to the congregation: “I was able to understand the Mayor very well. My name is on this. But I am only your representative. The good was accomplished by you. You deserve the honour.”
New Apostolic Christians in Romania since 1940
The responsible Apostle in Romania is Vasile Cone. He is assisted by Bishop Georghe Sapintan. There are nearly 7,500 members in this country on the Black Sea and 250 ministers. The work of the Church in Romania is overseen by District Apostle Markus Fehlbaum of Switzerland. The first New Apostolic Christians came to Romania in the 1940s. Currently, there are 15 church districts and one hundred congregations. Baia Mare is the country’s New Apostolic stronghold.