Tit Liviu Chinezu

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Tit Liviu Chinezu
Auxiliary Bishop of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia
Tit Liviu Chinezu 2019 stamp of Romania.jpg
Church Romanian Greek Catholic Church
ArchdioceseFăgăraș și Alba Iulia
SeeFăgăraș și Alba Iulia
AppointedNovember 1949
Term ended15 January 1955
Predecessor Vasile Aftenie
Successor Virgil Bercea
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Regiana (1949–55)
Orders
Ordination31 January 1930
Consecration3 December 1949
by  Valeriu Traian Frențiu
Personal details
Born
Tit Liviu Chinezu

22 June 1904
Died15 January 1955(1955-01-15) (aged 50)
Sighet Prison, Sighetu Marmației, Maramureș County, Romania
Alma mater Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Sainthood
Feast day2 June
Venerated in
Beatified2 June 2019
Câmpia Libertății, Blaj, Romania
by  Pope Francis
AttributesEpiscopal attire

Tit Liviu Chinezu (22 June 1904 – 15 January 1955) was a Romanian bishop of the Greek-Catholic Church.

Born to a priest in Huduc village, Mureș County, he went to Rome in 1925, studying first at Sant'Atanasio college and becoming a Doctor of Sacred Theology at the Pontificium Institutum Internationale Angelicum, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in 1930. He was ordained to the priesthood on 31 January 1930. [1]

Arrested in October 1948 by the authorities of the new Communist regime that outlawed the church, he was secretly ordained bishop in December 1949 by other detained bishops. Never tried or sentenced, he was eventually sent to Sighet prison. He died there of hypothermia. [2]

Pope Francis beatified him and six other Romanian bishop martyrs on 2 June 2019 in Blaj.

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References

  1. Episcopul Tit Liviu Chinezu. bru.ro
  2. (in Romanian) Episcopul Tit Liviu Chinezu at the Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic site; accessed 25 April 2012