Church Supporters Rally in Montenegro to Denounce Property Law
Saturday's Church council comes after the Montenegrin government adopted a draft law which included a register of all religious objects and sites that were formerly owned by the independent kingdom of Montenegro before it became part of the Serb-dominated Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918.
Under the new law, the only way for religious communities to retain ownership of their property is if they have clear evidence that it belongs to them. This point triggered accusations from the Serbian Orthodox Church that the government plans to dispute the Church's holdings.
The Montenegrin government denies planning to strip the Serbian Orthodox Church of its property.
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