Romania’s biggest religious building, the People’s Cathedral in Bucharest, is currently 95% build, but there is still far from being completed, according to the Romanian Patriarchy.
So far, the Romanian Orthodox Church has spent EUR 110 million, VAT included, for this project, 25% of which came from donations, the Patriarchy told Mediafax. Most of the money, namely about EUR 82.5 million, came from state authorities, including the Government, Bucharest City Hall and district city halls.
The Government approved at the beginning of October a new RON 104 million (EUR 22.3 million) financing for this project. This money should help complete the structure, install the doors and windows, finish the roof, install the crosses, and several other amenities.
The cathedral will be consecrated on November 25 and several other religious and cultural events will take place between November 26 and November 30.