Serb Church’s elders to discuss Kosovo in November
An extraordinary highest-level meeting of the Serb Orthodox Church (SPC) on November 6 is set to address the Kosovo issue, searching for a compromise solution, the Beta news agency reported on Tuesday.
Carrying the Vecernje Novosti daily report, the agency said that the SPC’s Council decided to hold the session earlier this year regarding the church education.
But, a daily source said that any member of the >> Pročitaj celu vest na sajtu N1 televizija << Holy Synod could suggest the agenda.
The church in Serbia is separated from the civil authorities but is involved in almost all the key state’s issues with the authorities’ blessing.
However, the SPC has been at odds with the Belgrade authorities on the subject of Kosovo since recently. Some elders accused them of plotting with the Albanians to give up on Kosovo.
“The SPC top leaders believe that the situation in the province deserves the debate at the highest level since there are archbishops who want to open the debate so that the SPC retakes its stand. The Church will have to formulate its final and clear opinion on the Kosovo issue,” the daily source said.
The daily wrote that even last year, some elders demanded the Patriarch Irinej to call Council’s session with Kosovo on its agenda.