Serbia-Montenegro church row fuels Balkan tensions

In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, a man holds Montenegro's flag in front of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, Montenegro. A Serb official has branded Montenegro a "criminal" state and threatened a "fierce" response over the neighboring country's plans to introduce a church law. The draft law calls for all religious communities in Montenegro to provide proof that they owned their property before 1918 when the small Adriatic state lost its independence and became part of the Serb-dominated Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. If they don't, the property becomes state owned.

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