Russian Church wants to mediate in SPC-MPC dispute

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  Tanjug - 7/1/15 BELGRADE -- Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev has said that Moscow wants to mediate in the church dispute between Belgrade and Skopje. This is according to the Religious Information Agency (VIA), which referred to him as "the second most senior official" of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church cannot recognize the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) ...

Macedonian authorities urged to give archbishop fair trial

TANJUG - 11/7/13 BELGRADE -- The Conference of European Churches (CEC) has called on the Macedonian government and PM Nikola Gruevski to ensure a fair trial for Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid. They were also urged to release him from custody pending his trial, in line with the country's criminal law provisions. The appeal was issued at the end ...

Patriarch: Talks possible only in line with canons

TANJUG 1/11/2012 BELGRADE -- Serbian Patriarch Irinej says the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) "will joyfully accept the talks with non-canonical Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC)". However, he specified in a statement for Tanjug on Monday, this will be possible "only in line with canons and previous agreements". The most important agreement was signed in Niš in 2002. “It is our ...

Macedonian Church welcomes Nikolić’s proposal

Beta, Tanjug 20/10/2012 SKOPJE -- Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) Spokesman Bishop Timotej has welcomed Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić’s call to discuss the status of the MPC. He added that the problem could only be solved through dialogue. The Serbian president has stated that Serbia and Macedonia should help solve the issue of the MPC. The MPC spokesman said that Nikolić’s ...