Contemporary relations between the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the Serbian Orthodox Church

Nikolić, Marko and Jović-Lazić, Ana (2012) Contemporary relations between the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the Serbian Orthodox Church. In: Western Balkans: From Stabilization to Integration. Institute for International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, pp. 404-425. ISBN 978-86-7067-160-7

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The issue of primacy divides roman Catholic (rCC) and Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in theological field. Painful historical heritage from Second World War is also the great obstacle. Yugoslav atheistic state supported development of inter-church relations in acceptable proportion that would increase national relations in Yugoslav federation. It’s fear related to possible “common front” against ideological system. regional inter–church relations were initiated by Vatican and Pope Paul II, while SOC accepted it particularly in social field. Both agreed on common responsibility for evangelization of atheistic society. The variety of institutional forms of cooperation was also agreed, Common Commission for dialogue of SOC Council and Yugoslav Bishop Conference, and Theological Faculties Conferences in Post Second Vatican Council period. In post-conflict Balkan Societies, rCC and SOC agreed to continue common activities towards post-conflict rehabilitation and evangelization.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: SOC, rCC, Yugoslav State, Inter-Faculty Symposia, joint Commission for Dialogue between SOC’s Assembly and the Bishop’s Conference of Yugoslavia (BCY), dialogue, cooperation, barriers
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 14:32

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