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Cecilia Cârja
PhD, Scientific Researcher II, Babeș-Bolyai University, Academic Cultural Heritage Department
Between Rome, Vienna, and Budapest.
The loyalty crisis among the Greek-Catholics Romanians in the context of the establishment of the Hajdúdorogh Diocese

Abstract: In this article we aimed to present the general lines of the crisis of loyalties, which the Romanians underwent in 1912, by the establishment of the Hajdúdorogh Diocese, anticipating the crisis of much larger proportions, generated in just a few years by the Great War. The establishment of this Diocese was an event that contributed to the decrease in the other loyalties shown by the Greek-Catholics Romanians: that towards the emperor from Vienna and the Habsburg dynasty, respectively towards the Budapest regime, loyalties that had been stressed anyway in the previous decades following the conflictual evolutions between the Romanian communities and the dualist regime. The 1912 press from Transylvania and the following years voiced these expressions and have determined the religious elites of the Greek-Catholics Romanians, as well as the secular ones, to realize that the Greek-Catholic Romanian community was undergoing a pro-Rome loyalty crisis.

Keywords: Loyalty crisis, Greek-Catholics Romanians, Hajdúdorogh Diocese, Rome, Vienna, Budapest

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