In Montenegro, the introduction of the law on freedom of faith could face massive violation of the rights of believers and the withdrawal of churches from the canonical Church, as happened in Ukraine. This is stated in the Patriarchal and Synodal Epistle, which publishes on Monday, the website of the Moscow Patriarchate.
the document the new decree of President Djukanovic called a cynical attack on the Church. The law, believe in the ROC, does not provide freedom of religion, and aimed at alienation from a centuries-old historical memory of the people. Thus the Montenegrin authorities to arbitrarily and unlawfully invaded the field of Canon law, and the consequences will be the removal of the temples from the rightful owners and the redistribution of property.
the Law has caused mass protests in Montenegro and other Balkan countries. At the end of last week in Podgorica police he was beaten by Dioclese Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church Mefodiy. On the eve of the riots injured four police officers.
“the Vote in the Assembly launched a process capable of in the foreseeable future lead to such sad consequences as massive violation of the rights of believers, the removal of the temples from their rightful owners and the redistribution of property”, — stated in the message.