Montenegro: State authorities ban transfer of monastery to schismatics

Cetinje, Montenegro, September 14, 2021     

According to an order from state authorities, the Cetinje City Council will not discuss the possibility of transferring the historic Cetinje Monastery to the schismatic “Montenegrin Orthodox Church” as planned today.

Koča Đurišić, Acting Director of the Cadastre and State Property Administration, sent a notice to Dejan Dizdar, President of the Cetinje City Council, stating that the government of Montenegro discussed the matter yesterday and ordered the Cadastre to immediately record the prohibition of the transfer of the monastery, reports IN4S.

The government also ordered that the record of registration be immediately corrected, returning the registration of the monastery to the state of Montenegro instead of the city of Cetinje.

Earlier this year, the government of Montenegro also made necessary amendments to a law from the previous administration that aimed at seizing properties from the Serbian Orthodox Church. Though President Milo Đukanović, known for his ant-Serbian enmity, initially vetoed the amendments, he was constitutionally bound to sign them into law after the parliament adopted them a second time.

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