Court process against Archbishop Jovan has ended
The court process against Archbishop Jovan, Bishops, monastics and
faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has ended
21. June 2013 - 8:18
In the Court of First Instance Skopje I, in Skopje, the politically
staged court process against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the Bishops:
Marko of Bregalnica and David of Stobi, against the monastics and the
faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric has ended.
The court process has undoubtedly shown that it is a case of state
persecution on religious grounds. Although the persecution has no
evidence for the sentence it proposes, there is a very obvious intent,
with an in advance reached political verdict, to sentence the unjustly
accused, solely because of their religious affiliation, in order to
confiscate the property of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric for the
benefit of the schismatic MOC (Macedonian Orthodox Church), which – on
the other hand – would additionally complicate the position of the
unrecognized MOC in the eventual future talks for their return to the
catholicity of the Church!
The verdict is to be pronounced on July 2nd, 2013.