Metropolitan Amfilohije: Metropolitanate expects the State respects the centuries-long structure of the Church17. June 2011 - 13:18
Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral said yesterday that the Mitropolitanate respects the independant state of Montenegro, but it is expecting that the state respects the centuries-long structure of the Church. Otherwise, justice will be sought in Brussels and Strasbourg.
He indicated that the Church in Montenegro has been existed for eight centuries and that it was and remains "the spinal cord" of the state, as he said, which was practically created in the time of the Petrovic dynasty. Amfilohije said that there were hints from the Government of Montenegro that it would stop the persecution of priests and monks, and if not, the SOC, i.e. Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral will address the Brussels, Strasbourg and all relevant international institutions.
More details on the website of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral .
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