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ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ: Ψήφισμα για την απελευθέρωση του αρχιεπισκόπου Ιωάννη από τις φυλακές των Σκοπίων!
In the last twelve years His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan VI (Vraniškovski), who is pan-Orthodoxly renowned and recognized as the canonical Prelate of the ancient Ohrid Archbishopric, was seven times either imprisoned or in custody, for fictitious «criminal activities».
The conditions of his imprisonment are inhuman - locked in a cell for twenty-three hours a day, with only one hour to walk, with visits even by his mother and sister prohibited, as also the reading of books etc, denied visitation leaves, as well as his right to receive Holy Communion, even his right to religious confession – despite the fact that he has diabetes and serious problems with his spine...
The reason behind this torture is that Archbishop Jovan didn’t follow the FYROM state-ordered abolishment of the “Agreement for Establishing Church Unity” that was signed on 2000 by delegates of the so-called «Macedonian Church» and of the Serbian Patriarchate, but instead entered in liturgical and canonical unity with the Serbian Patriarchate and thereby with universal Orthodoxy worldwide.