Conclusions: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Montenegro

The participants of the international academic conference “Freedom of Religion or Belief in Montenegro“ have carefully examined and considered the drafting process and current material content of the draft “Law on Freedom of Religion”[1], first proposed by the Government of Montenegro on 30 July 2015.

On the basis of these deliberations and convinced, that freedom is endowed on the human person not only as a secular right, but also as an eternal gift from God, and as such integral to human nature, they agreed to emphasize the following:

Pascha Encyclical of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2019

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By the Grace of God

Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:

Church slava in Celebici

On Sunday, September 25, in Celebici near Konjic, a church slava was celebrated and a restored church of the Nativity of the Mother of God was consecrated. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the consecration of the church was served by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoje Krulj, presbyter Nebojsa Radic, presbyter Branimir Borovcanin, presbyter Milan Buzanin and deacon Vladimir Vukanovic.

Remembering the victims of Ustasha genocide

Remembering the victims of Ustasha genocide
Remembering the victims of Ustasha genocide
Remembering the victims of Ustasha genocide
Remembering the victims of Ustasha genocide

A memorial day for the victims of the Jasenovac camp, where 700,000 Serbs, Jews, Roma and anti-fascists were killed. At the event, organized by the governments of the Republics of Srpska and Serbia, it was announced that a joint Memorial Center was to be built in memory of victims of the Jasenovac Golgotha.

-This is a sufficient crime for all people to the end of the world and time, but the spirit of the Ustasha is, unfortunately, still alive, was a message from Donja Gradina, Bosnia, which is a part of the concentration system “Jasenovac”, Croatia. Serbian Patriarch Irinej reminded also of the fact that within a period of longer than four years more people were murdered in Jasenovac than the Turks had killed during the hundreds of years of their rule in this region.

Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar

Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar
Holy Friday Epitaphion Service on Vracar

HIs Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch and head of the Saint Sava Cathedral served on Great Friday, Vesper service and Epitaphion service in the church of Saint Sava on Vracar.