Blessed Ioan Suciu

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Born into a family of Greek-Catholic priests. Studied at Sant’Atanasio and the Pontificium Institutum Internationale Angelicum in Rome, Italy. Ordained a priest in the Romanian Greek-Catholic Rite on 29 November 1931, and earned a doctorate in theology. Chosen auxiliary bishop of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino}, Romania and Titular Bishop of Moglaena on 25 May 1940. Chosen Apostolic Administrator of Fagaras si Alba Iulia, Romania in 1942. Arrested in 1948 by Communist authorities for his involvement in Christianity, he was imprisoned until his death 5 years later. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Ioan Suciu“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 October 2020. Web. 18 April 2021. <>