Category Archives: interference by State

St. Petersburg mayor’s order to close churches is unconstitutional, services will continue, says Russian Church

March 27, 2020. Residents of St. Petersburg, Russia, are prohibited from visiting religious sites from March 28 to April 5 according to new measures aimed at containing the quickly-spreading coronavirus. The decree signed by city Governor Alexander Beglov on March 26 prohibits “individuals from visiting objects (territories) of religious organizations, with the exception of the clergy and religious personnel of the […]

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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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