Macedonian monastery vandalized twice in less than 10 days

Tetovo, North Macedonia, April 1, 2024

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A monastery in the Diocese of Tetovo and Gostivar of the Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric was recently vandalized for the second time in less than 10 days.

The diocese reported on Saturday, March 30, that it reported a break-in and vandalism at the St. Athanasius Monastery that morning. All the windows of the church were broken and significant material damage was caused.

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The attack comes less than 10 days after a previous break-in at the monastery and desecration of the church “with decorations from the flag of another country.”

The diocese concludes: “This is the time of the Great Fast when Christians are preparing for Christ’s Resurrection, and our fellow Muslims are in Ramadan fasting, so we believe that this should be a time for re-examination, maturation, and the awakening of humanity.”

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