Phanar: Yes to the recognition, no to “Macedonia” for the Archdiocese of Ohrid
In this way, as argued in the communiqué, it heals the wound of the schism and pours “oil and wine” into the wound of the Orthodox brothers and sisters there.
He clarified that it was up to the Church of Serbia to settle the administrative issues between it and the Church in North Macedonia.
It makes clear that it excludes the term “Macedonian” and any other derivative of the word “Macedonia”, and recognizes the name of the Church as “Ohrid”.
He promises to continue to be interested in the progress and stability of the Ohrid ecclesiastical entity.