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21106Request for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinism, said Bishop Timothy

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    Dec 1, 2014

       

      Dnevnik, Macedonia: Request for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinism, said Bishop Timothy

      1 December 2014 | 13:43 | FOCUS News Agency
      Picture: Focus Information AgencyDnevnik, Macedonia: Request for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinism, said Bishop Timothy
      Picture: Focus Information Agency

      Dnevnik, Macedonia: Request for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinism, said Bishop Timothy

      1 December 2014 | 13:43 | FOCUS News Agency
      Picture: Focus Information AgencyDnevnik, Macedonia: Request for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinism, said Bishop Timothy
      Picture: Focus Information Agency
      Skopje. The plan for formation of Albanian Orthodox Church in Macedonia is chauvinistic project. This is what the spokesman of the Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) Bishop Timothy said, quoted today by the Macedonian Dnevnik daily. The Macedonian Orthodox Church has commented that it is a nationalistic and chauvinistic project for which there is no reasoned basis.
      "This is a political manipulation. We are talking about things that have nothing to do with religion," Bishop Timothy said.
      The reaction of the bishop comes after an advisor to the leader of the ruling Albanian Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) Ali Ahmeti said that Albanians in Macedonia will not be satisfied only with worship in Albanian, and with the formation of the Albanian