At the gathering in Cetinje, Boris was elected as the metropolitan; Mihailo: A political group that has no legitimacy

In the past months, serious accusations were exchanged between Boris and Mihailo, mostly related to alleged financial malfeasance, but also to disobeying the rules of monastic life...

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Photo: Twitter/CPCrkva
Photo: Twitter/CPCrkva

The bishop of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church (CPC), Boris Bojović, was proclaimed the metropolitan of that church at a public gathering in Cetinje, which was called the "General Montenegrin Assembly".

CPC Metropolitan Mihailo called the gathering a "failed political rally" that has "neither legitimacy nor legality."

In the past months, serious accusations were exchanged between Boris and Mihailo, mostly related to alleged financial malfeasance, but also to disobeying the rules of monastic life...

On the CPC account on social network X (former Tweet) it was stated that "the archbishop of Cetinje is the Metropolitan of Montenegro - His Beatitude Mr. Boris".

A decision was also made to "retire" CPC Metropolitan Mihailo, and to canonize and proclaim the former CPC Metropolitan Antonije Abramović as Saint Anthony, Metropolitan of Montenegro.

Mihailo stated in the press release that the gathering in Cetinje "represents the trampling of the Constitution of the CPC".

"Therefore, it is legally null and void and does not produce any consequences for the status and established hierarchy and structure of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church. Street rallies cannot replace the Metropolitan and elect a new leader in addition to a living and healthy leader, by violent means, contrary to the Constitution of the CPC, and are "decisions" without any importance for the CPC. The Montenegrin Orthodox Church, within its legal powers, will take canonical, ecclesiastical-constitutional legal measures against violators of internal order and order," Mihailo said in a statement.

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