The Romanian President Klaus Werner Johannis and the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier have taken over the joint patronage of the Fortified Churches Foundation.

Klaus Werner Johannis,

President of Romania
“Transylvania’s fortified churches have ennobled our cultural landscape over the past centuries – as expressions of the creative spirit, stability and solidarity in the community that erected them. It is our duty to protect and restore them in order to maintain their unique National, European and Universal value for current and future generations.”
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Frank-Walter Steinmeier,

Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany
“The fortified churches of Transylvania are a visible sign of German-Romanian cultural bonds stretching back far into the past. The Fortified Churches Foundation has undertaken to preserve this heritage, a commitment for which it deserves our appreciation and support.”