The Russian Church doubts Kosovo police is capable to protect Orthodox shrines

Moscow, August 8, 2011

The Moscow Patriarchate is concerned with desecration of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo.

The statement of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, posted on its website, explains it refers to the recent desecration of the Beheading of St.John the Baptist Church in the village of Samodraza, stealing of the roof from the ancient Church of the Mother of God of Ljeviska in Prizren, illegally resumed building of a road near Zociste monastery and Serbian cemetery.

The Department for External Church Relations believes that these incidents and some other recent developments with shrines of the Serbian Church discredit "ability of Kosovo police to effectively control state of the Serbian cultural heritage in the territory."

Interfax - Religion


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