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Macedonia’s Church Accused of ‘Interfering’ in Gender Equality, Sex Education Debate
The Church, in a secular state like North Macedonia, should stay out of women's rights and not interfere in laws that do not concern its own affairs, gender equality activists say.
Happy New Year 2023!
We repeated the same wish at the beginning of 2022. This time, it seems that we managed to forget about the pandemic and the pain it caused us in the previous 30 months.
However, the coronavirus did not disappear - it was only replaced by a bigger suffering.
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Enthronement of Patriarch Porfirije on a Christian feast of the Mother of God PHOTO
During the ceremony where he is to be enthroned, Patriarch Porfirije serves a liturgy with several bishops.
Just to reiterate, the Pristina authorities previously forbade the director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Petar Petkovic, to attend the enthronement.
North Macedonia Church Spies ‘Independence” – At a Price
The Macedonian Orthodox Church is well on the way to finally getting the recognition and independence it craves - but may have to sacrifice the term 'Macedonian', at least for wider use.
Serbian Patriarch Brings “Good News” to Newly-Recognised Macedonian Church
"Mostly thanks to your prayers brothers and sister, and thanks to the prayers of all the saints, we established unity," Porfirije said in an address during the liturgy with Archbishop Stefan, the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, MPC.
Macedonian and Serbian churches held a joint liturgy in the St. Clement of Ohrid temple in Skopje. Photo: SPC
Bishop’s Political Sermon Sours North Macedonia Winemakers’ Holiday
The traditional pruning of the vineyards near the south-eastern town of Kavadarci for St. Tryphon's Day on Monday turned sour when the Bishop Agatangel of the Macedonian Orthodox Church called in his sermon for the opposition right-wing VMRO DPMNE party to return to power.
North Macedonia Fugitive PM’s Pious Project Ends in Bankruptcy
Harbinger of city's divisive makeover
The erection of the controversial church foreshadowed the bigger and much more divisive government project to revamp the entire capital in classical style, known as "Skopje 2014", which was first revealed in CGI in a government video in 2010.
Threat to Reopen Mosques Draws Warning in North Macedonia
The head of the official Islamic Community of North Macedonia, IVZ, Sulejman Rexhepi, has been warned that he may face criminal charges if he persists with his threat to review the ban on public prayers in mosques.
"No wonder NATO and US were happy with outcome in Skopje"
Beta agency reported this on Monday, citing an article published in Moscow-based daily Kommersant.
The newspaper, however, noted that there are now difficulties in the Greek parliament, which also needs to ratify the Prespa agreement. Namely, the Independent Greeks party opposes it and has left the ruling coalition.
Serbian Patriarch Opposes New States Having Own Churches
As the battle hots up over whether a number of countries in the region should get their own Orthodox Churches, Serbian Patriarch Irinej has written to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople warning him about the danger of introducing the principle of giving ecclesiastical independence, or autocephaly, to new states or nations.