Macedonian-Romanian Church Relations

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Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe, ISSN: 1069-4781, Vol: 37, Issue: 4, Page: 8

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Cacanoska, Ruzhica
Christianity; Eastern European Studies; Religion
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The subject of this paper is a content analysis of the articles in the media about the Macedonian-Romanian Orthodox Church relations. According to the content analysis of the sample of articles in the media about the relations between the Macedonian Orthodox Church - the Ohrid Archbishopric (MOC-OA) and the Romanian Orthodox Church (ROC), it can be concluded that the analyzed texts are mostly informative and transmit a positive attitude. The articles stress the extremely good, very close and friendly relations between MOC-OA and ROC. At the same time, the analysis shows that the Romanian Orthodox Church is considered one of the greatest supporters of the MOC on the road to its recognition and acceptance into the Orthodox world. The established close contacts contribute to the active engagement of the ROC as a "lobbyist" for the MOC-OA for recognizing its declared autocephality.