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The Macedonian Orthodox Church announced Tuesday that the Holy

Bishop's Synod received information and a document on Monday  

confirming unambiguously the involvement of Serbian Government in Vraniskovski's (Bishop Jovan) case.

 

According to the document, presented at a press conference by the SAS of MPC spokesperson Metropolitan Timotej, the Serbian Ministry of Religion informed the Serbian Orthodox Church, Jovan Vraniskovski, i.e. Autonomous Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid, that 500,000 Dinars were paid on the giro account of the Eparchy Management Board by the Ministry's decision.

 

MPC demanded that state authorities in Macedonia  examine all abuses, interference, influences and ways of involvement of the Serbian state in the stability and order of Republic of Macedonia.

 

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CRVENKOVSKI: SERBIAN SUPPORT FOR VRANISKOVSKI BAD FOR GOOD NEIGHBORLY RELATIONS

 

http://www.mia.com.mk/ang/glavnavest/lastvest.asp?vest==/Refresh1/200-0703.htm

 

In Focus : 3/7/2006 5:28:36 PM GMT+01:00

 

Following claims that Serbian authorities were involved in the Vranshkovski (Bishop Jovan) case, President Branko Crvenkovski said Tuesday that Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) Archbishop HH Stefan had informed him and PM Vlado Buckovski on Monday that MPC had acquired certain written documents that confirmed the direct involvement of the Serbian Government in financing the activities of the so-called Ohrid Archbishopric and Zoran Vraniskovski in Macedonia.

 

"If this is confirmed, such actions of the Serbian Government do not contribute to the strengthening of good relations between the two neighboring countries, nor the secularism pledged by all (governments). Furthermore, this can also be interpreted as interference in the internal affairs of another sovereign state", Crvenkovski stressed.

 

The President underlined that they had agreed with Buckovski and HH Stefan that certain institutions, such as the ministries of interior, justice and foreign affairs should undertake appropriate measures and activities in the upcoming period, following review and determination of the documents' authenticity.

 

 

 

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