Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
The Cetinje Monastery in the old royal capital of Montenegro. Photo: Shutterstock
The main opposition Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, accused the government of allowing "theft" and of serving the interests of the Serbian Church - with which it has often conflcted - and said it will file a criminal complaint.
"Tomorrow morning, with God's help and prayers for peace, all the bishops will go to Cetinje for the enthronement of Bishop Joanikije on the throne of the Montenegro-Littoral Bishopric," the Patriarch was quoted as saying.
He said that the Serbian Orthodox Church will never give up the enthronement in the Cetinje monastery.