Regardless wether we are talking about the tragic death of a child in a car crash, sexual abuse or natural disasters, Romanians have someone to blame – the victim.

By Ruxandra Burcescu

This article was published in cooperation with European Press Prize.

A woman falls down from the Saint Paul Cathedral and dies. This is the title of the news before it was discovered that this was a suicide. Our fellow citizens wonder what she was doing on the cathedral. Maybe she was taking a selfie, someone replies. Someone else says that she would not want to face God after having taken her own life and such a crime is the supreme attack to the embodiment of God.