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Montenegrin doctors and teachers supported the Serbian Church

Teachers of the University of Montenegro and physicians from different cities of the country with their signatures in an open letter and personal participation in the meetings of believers defended the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) of the disputed law on religious associations.

In the centre of Podgorica on a plateau in front of the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in the evening gathered about 10 thousand people for the solemn service.

Serbs celebrate the anniversary of the historic battle on Kosovo field near Pristina

Over thousand Serbs solemnly celebrate near the town of Pristina anniversary of the historic battle with the Ottoman Turks on Kosovo field, the event passed without incident, reports Agency Tanjug.

One of the most important Serb holidays of Vidovdan (St. Vitus day) on the anniversary of the battle of Kosovo Polje on 28 June 1389 by the Ottoman Turks. During the battle, killed Serbian Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic and the Turkish Sultan Murad, the event became decisive for the formation of the national philosophy and attitude of the Serbs. Traditionally on this day, Patriotic Serb national symbols are sent to the monument Gazimestan near the former battlefield near Pristina, in the churches the services are held, dedicated to the Kosovo martyrs. The self-proclaimed authorities of the Republic of Kosovo normally inhibit the Patriotic actions of Serbs in the area that cause irritation by local Albanians. On Sunday the event is held peacefully.

The police opened a criminal case on the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside

Montenegrin police filed a criminal case against the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) of STS in connection with sacred processions on Sunday, the interior Ministry reported.

Mass peaceful protests against the persecution of SPC in Montenegro and a controversial law on freedom of religion, were held on Sunday in various cities of the country. On Monday, the Metropolitan Amphilochius was summoned to the security centre (police) in Podgorica and spent more than five hours, giving explanations.

Media in Montenegro was detained and interrogated by the clergy SOC

Montenegrin police on Sunday night carried out the detention and interrogation of Ministers of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) after they carried out protest marches and prayers, reports local news portal IN4S.

Mass peaceful protests against the persecution of SPC in Montenegro and a controversial law on freedom of religion, were held on Sunday in various cities of the country. As reported day, the RIA Novosti source in the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Seaside, the clergy did not expect mass arrests.

Vucic has asked Russia to support the Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) is under threat in the region and it needs the support of Russia, said on Thursday the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic after the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"It is imperative for us to take care of the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose preservation is threatened in the region, and I asked about support from Russia," - said Vucic.

In Montenegro has released the detained priests

Detained in Montenegro for violation of the restrictions in connection with COVID-19 for 72 hours, two priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) released by the judge, said the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside.

In several cities in Montenegro, after a three-month break due to pandemic COVID-19 on the night on Monday held mass prayers and processions of the faithful against the law on religious associations and in support of SPTS. Peaceful protest rally in Podgorica is headed by Metropolitan of Montenegro and the coastlands Amfilohije, who pointed out that parades and processions will continue until the cancellation or correction of the law, threatens the interests of the Church and Orthodox believers.

In Montenegro, two priests detained for 72 hours for the congregation

The Prosecutor's office of Montenegro decided to detain for 72 hours, two priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), they are charged with violation of the restrictions in connection with COVID-19 in the past a Monday night mass meetings of the faithful, said the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside SPTS.

In several cities in Montenegro, after a three-month break due to pandemic COVID-19 on the night on Monday held mass prayers and processions of the faithful against the law on religious associations and in support of SPTS. Peaceful protest rally in Podgorica is headed by Metropolitan of Montenegro and the coastlands Amfilohije, who pointed out that parades and processions will continue until the cancellation or correction of the law, threatens the interests of the Church and Orthodox believers.

The Serbian Church in Montenegro is preparing for the resumption of protests

Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the seaside and other diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Montenegro preparing for the resumption of mass demonstrations of believers and negotiations with the authorities in connection with the controversial law on religious associations, said to RIA Novosti, the rector of the Cetinje Seminary Protopresbyter-stavrophor Gojko Perovic and head of the legal Council of the Metropolitanate, Archpriest-stavrofor the Velibor of Comic.

Law enforcement of Montenegro on Friday questioned eight priests of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Seaside in connection with a procession in the city of Bar on the feast of St. Jovan Vladimir in the evening on Thursday. After a survey of the clergy of the Prosecutor's office reported that it found no grounds for initiating criminal cases in connection with violation of the ban on public gatherings.