Podgorica, May 10, 2014
On the eve of the Victory Day celebrations (May 9), exhibitions of photographs dedicated to the NATO aggression in 1999 opened in two major cities of Montenegro—Podgorica and Niksic. A delegation from the St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy, headed by its rector, Archbishop Ambrose of Peterhof, took part in the exhibition, held at the Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.
Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral together with the organizers and representatives of the clergy delivered a speech to those gathered at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, reports the St. Petersburg Theological Academy's website.
The speakers noted that while all sensible people are celebrating the triumph of victory over the brutal forces of fascist ideology, tarnished by the blood of millions of people, today this criminal ideology is again gaining strength in countries once were saved from this fascist plague.
Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral described the NATO bombing of 1999, the events in Kosovo in the recent years and the present situation in the Ukraine as a return of fascism.
The hierarch called to prevent the aftermath which befell the Serbian land.
After the Metropolitan Amfilohije's speech, the choir of St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy performed Montenegrin folk songs as well as songs of the Great Patriotic War before the gathered people.