Metropolitan Gabriel: It is unacceptable for us to recognize the Macedonian Church as the Ohrid Archbishopric

Lovchani Metropolitan Gavriil PHOTO: 24 hours

It is unacceptable for us to recognize the Macedonian Church as the Ohrid Archbishopric. “
“Giving the name Ohrid Archbishopric to the Macedonian Church would be very bad for us. It would deprive us of much of our church history and our legal personality.”

Metropolitan Gabriel clarified that the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has not yet been received:

“The decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate must be translated very accurately so that we know what has been said, but it is clear that the Ecumenical Patriarch is restoring Eucharistic communion with the Ohrid Archbishop and the people, ie recognizing the canonical status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. its name has not been determined, but it is referred to as the Ohrid Church. It remains to be seen how the Serbian Church will react, because it is responsible for settling administrative issues. We must see what it decides. “

Before the Bulgarian National Radio, Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovchani also gave information about the health condition of Patriarch Neophyte:

“The patriarch is fine after the operation. He is feeling well. He will probably not stay long in the hospital and will be discharged. We hope that soon we will be able to communicate with him again and come to meetings. I understood that he is expected next week to be written “.

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