Serbian Patriarchate Recognizes the Canonical Status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (Ohrid Archbishopric )
OCP News Service – 17/5/2022
Belgrade-Serbia: The Serbian Orthodox Church have recognized the canonical status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. The Council of Bishops of the Church of Serbia in a recent session resolved to accept Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric back to communion. It was also revealed that the Macedonian Orthodox hierarchy have accepted their previous canonical status (granted in 1959). The Macedonian Church will have full internal independence in its administration and decision making.
It was also announced that the Church of Serbia will continue to hold dialogue with the Macedonian Church to arrive at a final status regarding its status. Arrangements will be made to rearrange the diocese of the Serbian Church in Northern Macedonia. Moreover, the Serbian Church does not restrict the Macedonian Church regarding the scope of its jurisdiction.
Earlier last week, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople recognized the Macedonian Church by restoring full communion.
OCP News Service