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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Closing churches and regulating services is unconstitutional—Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights

July 21, 2020. Officials have no right to close churches and regulate services and religious rites due to the coronavirus pandemic, the President Council for Human Rights believes. On July 17, Valery Fadeev, the Council Chairman, presented a report in St. Petersburg entitled, “Lessons of the Epidemic in Terms of Civil and Human Rights and Freedoms,” which in particular states […]

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