PODGORICA – Metropolitan of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) in Montenegro Amfilohije said that the Metropolitanate of the church is in “material weakness” and is unable to build homes for the elderly.

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However, he said, it is “natural” for the SPC to build apartments and keep hotels.

“All this is in the glory of the God and for the good of the people,” said Amfilohije.

He however denied that the church is running the business if it keeps hotels, and he told reporters that they should “be more church-like” to understand these things.

According to earlier media reports, SPC annually collects up to EUR 50 million just from visits to Orthodox monastery Ostrog. Serbian Orthodox Church demands to get back several thousand hectares, and is also claiming the land in other parts of Montenegro.


  1. I didn’t get it…why comparing hotel construction business and housing for elderly? Well I’ll go for master in Church Management to comprehend this issue.

  2. Church is doing maybe more than it is capable of at this moment, namely there is an outstanding rescue center for drug addicts Land of Living, we have SOC center for spiritual and psychological support and many others…
    I assume that this article has intention to rise some other questions and I also believe that quoting of Metropolitan Amfilohije that SOC is to build hotels and not housing for elderly is misinterpreted and taken out of the context. Unfortunately this article has been published not only here but I found it on [link]
    Yes it is true that SOC is in material weakness otherwise it should receive more respect from both local and international media.


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