Montenegro NGO Wants Ban on Serbian Patriarch’s Visit

Source: Balkan Insight

September 23, 2019

Serbian Patriarch Irinej Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR Serbian Patriarch Irinej Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR     

The Montenegrin Movement, an NGO, has called on the authorities to ban the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, from entering Montenegro for celebrations marking 800 years of the Serbian Church’s autocephaly, or ecclesiastical independence.

The central celebration in Montenegro will be held at the Podlastva Monastery in Budva Municipality on September 27, and the arrival of Irinej has been announced.

The NGO on Monday lodged a complaint on Monday with the Supreme State Prosecutor’s Office also against the Serbian Church’s chief cleric in Montenegto, Metropolitan Amfilohije, for “acting against constitutional order and security, inciting national, racial and religious hatred”.

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