The Montenegrin Orthodox Church (MOC, Montenegrin: Црногорска православна црква, ЦПЦ / Crnogorska Pravoslavna Crkva, CPC) is an Orthodox Christian organization acting in Montenegro and Montenegrin emigration circles - e.g. the village of Lovćenac (in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina) and the Montenegrin emigration colony in Argentina. It was created as an NGO movement in 1993 by the political forces eminent for Montenegro's secession from Yugoslavia, being recognized in 1999 as a religious community. However, it remains canonically unrecognized and only claims over the canonical jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in prime its legal Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.
In a poll between the Montenegrin and Serbian Orthodox Churches, 29.36% of Montenegro's Eastern Orthodox Christians have since opted for the Montenegrin Orthodox Church, while 70.64% opted or stayed with the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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