A new public protest of the Orthodox Church of Albania

September 10, 2015. The Orthodox Church of Albania published a press release in order to reject and protest harshly about the assertions of the official Government Institutions.

The Church declared that it did not complain about the events concerning the demolition of the Church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi. The truth is that the Church has already issued three public announcement-protests: the first two on August 20th and 21st, in order to stop the demolition plans and a third was a strong protest on the 26th after the demolition. It required the state to assume the legal responsibilities arising from Law No. 10057 / 22.01.2009 (Ratification of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania). The Albanian Church in its protests highlighted above all the sacrilege, the arbitrariness and the provocative illegality as without any communication with the Orthodox Church, State authorities took the offensive action against it.

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