He stated that the people won the elections, and that the clergy contributed to that victory to some extent. "It is clear to every normal person why we do not do that. If we would not allow the government to determine when we will be ordained to the rank of priest, then we should not interfere in government personnel decisions," Bishop Joanikije told today's Politika.
In that interview, Milo Djukanovi said that he had no communication with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, or a business relationship. On Vui's visit to Montenegro during the funeral of Metropolitan Amfilohije, he says he sees it as private.
"When I go on a private visit to Belgrade, I do not call any of my colleagues in the state government in Serbia," he said.
Podgorica-based Vijesti was unofficially told that they were members of the non-governmental organization Orthodox Brotherhood - Pillars.
A member of that Brotherhood told the Podgorica daily that first inspectors in civilian clothes came in front of the temple, followed by uniformed members of the Police Administration.
Serbs no longer go in for eerie "penetrating wails" as much as they did, but, as with Firmilian's death over a century ago, Patriarch Irinej's death last Friday is an event of much more than religious significance - which explains the three days of state mourning and telegrams from the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced this morning that he and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic recently proposed to the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Amfilohije to suspend the application of the Law on Freedom of Religion until the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights rule their decision, but that the