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Source: b92.net / TANJUG SKOPJE — Head of the Orthodox Diocese of Ohrid Archbishop Jovan Vraniskovski has been released on parole. The Court of Appeal in Skopje rejected the appeal by the public prosecutor, who wanted Vraniskovski to continue serving his sentence. The court decision to release Vraniskovski is valid until March 23, 2017, according to the Macedonian news agency MIA. The canonically unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church – Archdiocese of Ohrid (MPC) sought Vraniskovski’s release after mediation from Russian Orthodox Church Bishop Ilarion Alfeyev, who asked for a pardon for Vraniskovski during his visit to Skopje on December 21, 2014. Since…

Source: ABC News SKOPJE, Macedonia October 26, 2013 (AP) The Macedonian Orthodox Church has banned it clergy from using Facebook to protect against abuse and “new phenomena of confessions and intimate conversations with young people,” local media report. Reports on Saturday said the Holy Synod, the executive body of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, took the decision after one bishop’s complaint. Local media say the decision has already created tensions between older church dignitaries who do not use the Internet and are hostile to it, and younger clergy and even bishops who make use of social media. Nearly two-thirds of Macedonia’s…