Bitola is a city and episcopal seat of the Diocese of Prespa-Pelagonia. In World War II the Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church was named Ohrid-Bitoljska. After the unilateral declaration of autocephaly of the Macedonian Orthodox Church 1967th, given the present name of the diocese of Prespa-Pelagonia which remained even after the recognition of the Serbian Orthodox Church 2002nd, regions and cities include: Bitola, Resen, Prilep, Demir Hisar and Kruševo. The first Bishop of the Diocese (1958-1979) was blaženopreminuli Clement. Other metropolitan and current administrator of the Diocese, as a bishop in charge since 1981. The Lord Peter. The Prespa-pelagonijskoj diocese has about 500 churches and monasteries. In the last ten years in the Diocese have been built or being built about 40 churches and 140 church buildings. Diocese of the Church has two museums - the Cathedral Church "Sv. Velikomačenik Dimitrij "in Bitola and in the temple," Sv. John "in Krusevo, and a permanent exhibition of icons and libraries in the Metropolitan. Metropolis is built between 1,901th and 1902nd and one of the finest examples of neo-Baroque architecture. In addition to the dominant Macedonian Orthodox Church in Bitola there are other major religious communities, such as the Islamic Religious Community, Roman Catholic Church and others.