RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 247/4
Extent102 ff.
TitleIndividual Orthodox Churches: Serbia: General situation, 1952-54
DescriptionPapers and correspondence concerning church affairs and church-state relations, religious laws and persecution under the communists, and includingthe visit of Marshal Tito to Britain, 1953.

Including correspondence between George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Rev. Herbert Waddams, and Archbishop Fisher about interaction with Marshal Tito (ff. 1-3), correspondence re. a delegation to see the Foreign Secretary about Tito's visit including letters from Major Tufton Beamish, R. R. Stokes, George Cicester, Rev. W.H. Macartney (ff. 4-14), correspondence with Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic re. Archbishop Fisher's position on Tito's visit, including drafts and copies of his statement on the subject made at the Annual General Meeting of the Council of Christians and Jews (ff. 15-33), a report of a speech by Tito in response to opposition to his visit (ff. 34-35), correspondence re. the 1953 celebrations of the coup d'etat of 27 March 1941 (ff. 37-38), responses to Fisher's statement (ff. 39-41), letter from Fisher to Tito (f. 42), 'A Talk with Marshal Tito: A Discssion on the Future of the Church', William Teeling, The Tablet (f. 45), responses to Fisher's statement about Yugoslavia (ff. 46-57), press cuttings and extract from letter from Archbishop of York (ff. 58-66), the Serb Orthodox Church and the trial of four priests (f. 67), correspondence, predominantly between Waddams and N.J.A. Cheetham re. visas for Church of England priests to visit Yugoslavia (ff. 68-78), correspondence regarding the imprisonment of the Metropolitan Arsenije (ff. 79-86), correspondence re. the World Council of Churches and Communist activity in Yugoslavia (ff. 87-93), notes on Metropolitan Arsenija's sentence (ff. 95-96), press release - 'The Persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Yugoslavia Under Tito's Regime', Rt. Revd. Bishop Dionisije (ff. 97-101).
LanguageEnglish, Italian

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