Category Archives: Montenegro

Сourt releases Bishop Joanikije of Budimlja-Niksic and clerics of SOC

May 16, 2020. After leaving the police station, Bp. Joanikije thanked the faithful at the courthouse who’d come to show support and love and called everyone for peace and respect. On May 16, 2020, at about 0:30, the hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Bishop Joanikije (Micovic) of Budimlja-Niksic, and eight priests of the Cathedral of St. Basil were released from prison, in which […]

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Metropolitan of Montenegro and multiple clerics detained by police after celebrating Palm Sunday

April 13, 2020. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church) and his concelebrating clergy were detained by police yesterday, Sunday, April 12, after celebrating Liturgy for the Great Feast of Palm Sunday at a monastery in Zlatica, a suburb of the capital city of Podgorica. Several priests were also detained after celebrating Liturgy in the city’s Cathedral of […]

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Montenegrin authorities form commission to negotiate with Church about new law on Church property

March 10, 2020. Montenegrin Prime Minister Duško Marković has formed a team of experts to negotiate with the Montenegrin Metropolis of the Serbian Orthodox Church and other dioceses of the Serbian Church in Montenegro regarding the recently-passed scandalous law “On Freedom of Religion and Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities.” The law gives the state the right and […]

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Metropolitan of Montenegro willing to discuss repeal of new religious law with state representatives

February 4, 2020. In the wake of massive peaceful protests taking place throughout Montenegro on a nightly basis in response to the scandalous new law affecting Church property, the state authorities have called on representatives of the Serbian Church to come to negotiations on the matter. In response, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije informed Prime Minister Duško Marković that he is […]

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the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

January 4, 2020. While preparing to celebrate the radiant Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, under presidency of His Holiness the Serbia Patriarch Irinej, held a session at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on January 4, 2020, with participation of the hierarchs who have their jurisdiction in Montenegro: His Excellency […]

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