Category Archives: Montenegro

Montenegro rejects Church’s appeal to reverse ban on construction of state-demolished monastery

July 21, 2020. His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro appealed to state authorities to reverse the ban on the construction of a monastery near the southern coastal town of Ulcinj. However, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism rejected the Church’s appeal, claiming that the sudden destruction of the residence at the Monastery of St. Basil of Ostrog last month […]

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Vandal act over the shrine of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog near Gusinje, Montenegro

July 16, 2020. The church-yard of St. Vasilije of Ostrog in the village of Martinovići near Gusinje, Montenegro, has constantly been under attacks of a group of vandals, but the State Security Centre has not done anything concerning that. The recently erected gate and fence around the church property, in order to prevent entry of cattle into the church, has […]

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Metropolitan Amfilohije about persecutions of Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

July 6, 2020. The Head of the Montenegrin-Littoral Metropolis of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović), believes that the current authorities of the country use fascist methods in relation to the Church and Her faithful, the website of the Metropolis reports. In his opinion, “President Milo Djukanovic sacrifices Montenegro and its existence for power and money. This […]

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Press release of the Holy Synod of Bishops of SOC

June 27, 2020. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at their session held on June 25, 2020, strongly condemned the continued persecution of the Church by the Montenegrin authorities, manifested by the latest summoning of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral to the Security Administrative Centre in Podgorica for questioning, where he had […]

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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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