VATICAN AS SUPPORTER OF MACEDONIA
A Macedonian delegation led by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski visited the Vatican city saturday and they came back with a positive result, saying that the Vatican is supporting Macedonia in it's EU aspirations.
"We can rely on Vatican as supporter and partner to the Republic of Macedonia," said Gruevski, adding that the Vatican's support is extremely important for Macedonia.
They also talked about Macedonia's dispute with Greece and with the Serbian orthodox church. "I've elaborated the absurdity of the situation that's taking place with the Serbian Orthodox Church. They are mostly neutral on the issue, however they've always had determined their own influence," Gruevski said.
The delegation included Macedonian foreign minister Antonio Milososki and Vice PMs Zoran Stavreski and Imer Selmani. Before they left for Macedonia the delegation visited St. Clement’s Basilica, where they laid flowers on St. Cyril's tomb.
MD: Gruevski also invited the pope to visit Macedonia in October, and he said that Radio Vatican might start broadcasting in the Macedonian language as of next year.