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Recognition of religion or belief in Moldova

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Moldova are classified restrictive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Moldova


  • State privilege is bestowed to Moldovan Orthodox Church; thus, existential recognition is bestowed to Eastern Orthodoxy.

  • Recognition and registration are differentiated but a system of partial recognition is in effect whereby existential recognition is only bestowed to Moldovan Orthodoxy while legal registration is the form of recognition available to all other groups.

  • Restrictions exist for unregistered religious groups.

  • Informational requirements are intrusive primarily demands for details on the “scope of activities”, “financing sources” and “organisational structure”.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Provide means for existential recognition that are extended to all belief systems, denominations and communities.

  • Remove restrictive policies in the present recognition system.

  • Establish a recognition agency that is independent of government for the management of the recognition system and the promotion of both religious education and the diversity of religious belief and practice.

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