Category Archives: Montenegro

UN Human Rights Council discusses violation of the rights of UOC believers

24 September 2019. The NGO “Public Advocacy” organized the hotel event “Religious Freedom Today: Orthodox Churches of Ukraine, Montenegro, North Macedonia” during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports the website of the human rights organization. During the event, UN representatives were presented with packages of documents on violations of the rights of Christians in Ukraine, Montenegro, North […]

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Russian Synod issues statement in support of persecuted Serbian Church in Montenegro

July 10, 2019. Meeting at Valaam Monastery yesterday, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church issued a statement concerning the present persecution and legal threat against the Serbian Orthodox Church on the territory of Montenegro, reports Patriarchia.ru. In May, the Montenegrin Cabinet approved a draft law according to which, “All religious buildings that were property of the State of Montenegro before […]

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The church life of the faithful in Dubrovsko has been disturbed by the dispute over the ownership of their church in Media.

March 7, 2019 – A group of people, who present themselves as inhabitants of a village Dubrovsko in Šavnik Municipality, have publicly disputed the ownership of the St. George’s Church, situated in the above-mentioned village and has been a property of the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Budimlja and Nikšić (“the Diocese”) for centuries; this incident disturbed the church life […]

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Current Challenges in Realizing the Freedom of Religion in Montenegro

March 18-20, 2019 – The Conference of European Churches had welcomed to Brussels the Delegation of the Diocese of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The issues discussed during their stay in Brussels were the current challenges in realizing the freedom of Religion in Montenegro, as well as the draft law on church-state relations (regarding property, registration and restitution). The […]

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Discriminatory distribution of budgetary resources to religious communities in Montenegro in 2018

January 22, 2019 – In 2018 the Montenegrin Ministry for Human and Minority Rights (“the Ministry”) had dedicated 200,000 Euros, from its budget to religious communities. The Islamic Community was paid 54,000 Euros, non-canonical Montenegrin Orthodox Church (“the MOC”) received 50,500 Euros, Roman Catholic Church 36,215 Euros and Jewish Community got 19,500 Euros. Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, presented by […]

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