President Tadic and Vujanovic in a visit to Cetinje monastery

As a part of the official visit of the President of Serbia Boris Tadic to Montenegro, presidents of Montenegro and Serbia Filip Vujanovic and Boris Tadic visited today the monastery of Cetinje and kissed the relics of St. Peter of Cetinje, the right hand of St. John the Baptist and the particle of the Holy Cross of God. The two presidents were welcomed in the church courtyard of the Cetinje monastery by monastery brotherhood led by His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop pf Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral. His Eminence greeted them with a sermon in the monastery church.

Bishop Teodosije receives Herman Van Rompuy

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije, the locum tenens of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan received today on July 6, 2010 in the monastery of Visoki Dechani Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council. After the tour of the Dechani church and an introduction to the history of the monastery Bishop Teodosije informed the EU high representative on the conditions in which were Serbian orthodox sanctuaries in Kosovo and Metohija and the problems that the faithful people had.

Celebration of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan today on the day of Nativity of St. John the Baptist with the blessing of Locum Tenens Amfilohije of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija served the Holy Liturgy in the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Velika Hoca. Bishop Teodosije was concelebrated by protopresbyter-staurophor and the parish priest of Hoca Milenko Dragicevic, heugemon of the St. John monastery protosyngellos Miron, secretary of the Diocese of the RPKM presbyter Sava Smigic, presbyter Aleksandar Naspalic and hierodeacon Kirilo from the monastery of Visoki Decani. In the Holy Liturgy there was fifty believers from the villages who participated as well as monks from the monasteries of St. John and Visoki Decani.

ECRI voices concern regarding the denial of registration of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), which operates as a body of the Council of Europe, in its latest Report, published on 15-th July 2010, voiced serious concern regarding the denial of registration of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric.

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance devotes a significant part of its Report precisely to the issue of the denial of registration of the minority religious groups in R. Macedonia.