Orthodox believers Protest Belgrade

A mass prayer amid tensions over a controversial religious freedom law in neighbouring Montenegro. The law has outraged the Serbian Orthodox Church, which is the main religious body in the country , because it requires religious communities to prove ownership of properties from before 1918 in order to keep them. The Serbian Orthodox Church, which runs hundreds of medieval monasteries and churches in Montenegro, accuses the government of using the law to steal its assets. The rulling party denies this saying it only wants to sort out ownership rights.

Serbian Orthodox church believers praying to Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox church hold Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox church hold Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox church hold Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox church hold Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

Serbian Orthodox church hold Orthodox icon as they march to the Saint Sava church in Belgrade, on January 8, 2020 for a praying rally amid religious tensions with Montenegro.

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