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Violent protests breakout in Montenegro ahead of new Church leader inauguration

Thousands of demonstrators blocked roads in southern Montenegro in a protest over the enthronement of a new Serbian Orthodox Church archbishop. Angry crowds threw stones at police and pulled down security fences around the monastery in the city of Cetinje where the ceremony will take place on Sunday. Demonstrators shouted “This is not Serbia!” and […]

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Coronavirus spreads following Covid-unbeliever bishop’s public funeral in Montenegro

Serbia’s leading religious figure has contracted coronavirus, days after attending a large public funeral for a senior bishop who died of Covid-19. Patriarch Irinej, the 90-year-old head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday. He led the funeral of the church’s most senior cleric in Montenegro, 82-year-old Amfilohije Radovic, on Sunday. […]