MACEDONIAN BISHOPS TO MEET WITH PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW
The Bishops of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, Naum and Timotej, are due to meet today in Istanbul with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. Metropolitans Naum and Timotej will come forward before Patriarch Bartholomew
with MOC's requests for granting an autocephalous status and recognizing the name of the Church.
Macedonian Bishops declined to give any comments before their departure to Istanbul yesterday, announcing statements upon their arrival back in Macedonia.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate qualified today's meeting as an attempt for re-establishing the communication with the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
MD: They need to recognize the Macedonian Orthodox Church, let’s hope this visit helps a bit. Patriarch Bartholomew I is on this position since 1991, He is a Greek born from the Turkish island of Gökçeada