Posted by: becketfund | January 8, 2008

Serbia: Church Deemed “Not Orthodox”, Denied Legal Status

BELGRADE – Serbia has denied a request for legal status from the Montenegrin Orthodox Church, leaving the Montenegrin community in Serbia worried about the government’s attitude towards ethnic and religious minorities, B92 reported on January 8. Serbia’s Ministry of Religion explained that the Montenegrin Orthodox Church was not recognized by other Orthodox churches. Members of the Montenegrin community have sent letters of protest to both the country’s President and Prime Minister, and hope that the Ministry’s decision will be overturned.

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