The KKN Certificate of Honor was today bestowed for the second time.
The recipient was His Excellency, the Vice-President of Romania´s Parliament, Dr Ben-Oni Ardelean.
KKN´s Chairman, Jan-Aage Torp, personally bestowed the Certificate of Honor to HE Dr Ardelean.
HE Ardelean, who Jan-Aage has met repeatedly during the last 2 1/2 years, received the award during a dinner for Dr & Mrs Ardelean and their 19 year old daughter at a restaurant in downtown Oslo, hosted by Aina & Jan-Aage Torp. The Ardelean´s are on a brief vacation in Oslo.
It was a special honor that Romania´s Ambassador to Norway, HE Adrian Davidoiu and his wife HE Silvia Davidoiu, were also our distinguished guests. Mrs Davidoiu has served as Ambassador to several nations as well.
Dr Ardelean was instrumental in helping the Romanian-Norwegian family, Marius & Ruth Bodnariu, when their children were wrongfully abducted by Norway´s Child Protection Services (Barnevernet) in November 2015. In January 2016 he brought the case before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which made a strong statement for such cases in Norway and Europe through the ensuing, thorough report that was written by PACE´s official rapporteur, Dr Valeriu Ghiletchi of Moldova. The Resolution was adopted by PACE on June 28th, 2018 by 70 percent of the votes.
Dr Ardelean is an avid spokesperson for the value of the family unit which consists of father and mother and child, and is consistently fighting for the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. He is a key initiator of an amendment to the Romanian Constitution that states that marriage is between one man and one woman. The referendum in Romania is pending.
The words of the KKN Certificate of Honor are as follows:
The KKN Certificate of Honor is always in the A-4-format and contains the flag of the recipients nation as well as Norway´s flag. An important component in the KKN Certificate of Honor is the Christ-portrait that has been painted by the Norwegian painter Reidar Kolbrek.
Certificate of Honor for his stand for the DIGNITY of LIFE AND FAMILY to His Excellency, Vice-President of Romania´s Parliament
Dr Ben-Oni Ardelean
Oslo, July 26th, 2018
Awarded by «Kristen Koalisjon Norge» (KKN)
Jan-Aage Torp (Chairman)