A prosecutor in Montenegro has released from detention nine Serbian Orthodox Church clergy whose arrest triggered a diplomatic row with Serbia and clashes between police and protesters.
Hundreds of ethnic Serbs have rallied in the outskirts of Kosovo’s capital Pristina to protest against the alleged suppression of religious and other rights of Serbian minorities in neighboring Montenegro.
Serbian Orthodox Church authorities are reacting angrily to the passage in the Montenegrin Parliament of a law nationalising religious buildings.
Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic signed bitterly contentious legislation on religion and faith into law on December 28.
The Montenegro parliament adopted on Friday a controversial religious bill which sparked public outrage.
“Chaos reigns” for migrants in Bosnia-Herzegovina and “the little ones suffer”, the cardinal of Sarajevo has deplored.
The Holy See is “very important” for future relations between Serbs and Croats, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has said.
The Serbian Government has issued a formal protest to the Vatican over the celebration of a Catholic Mass at the ruins of what Serbia maintains was an Orthodox church at Novo Brdo.
The Serbian Orthodox Church has reacted angrily to the celebration of a Catholic Mass in the ruins of St. Nicholas Church near the Novo Brdo fortress, 40km east of the Kosovan capital of Pristina.
The head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has written to the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, to express his “consternation” for the premier’s support for the creation of a separate Orthodox Church in the Balkan state.