Category Archives: Kosovo (territory)

Diocese of Raška and Prizren Communique: Construction of the transit road in the Visoki Dečani Monastery violates the law

May 26, 2018. On the occasion of the beginning of heavy construction works on the road from Dečani (Kosovo) to Plav (Montenegro) despite the Kosovo law and UNESCO heritage standards, the Government of Kosovo in a most blatant way endangers one of the prime UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in the Balkans. The Diocese of Raška-Prizren (Serbian Orthodox Church) has issued […]

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The Most Recent Threats to Visoki Dečani Monastery

April 20, 2017 – Dečani Municipality has been delilberately rejecting the implementation of the final ruling by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo which in June last year confirmed the property rights of Visoki Dečani Monastery. Instead of respecting the law a Kosovo-Albanian nationalist group is threatening the Monastery for weeks through the Kosovo press and has announced the blockade of […]

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Diocese of Raška and Prizren strongly condemns anti-Serb graffiti with Nazi symbols in Gnjilane

February 15, 2017. Serbian Orthodox Bishop in Kosovo-Metohija strongly condemned anti-Serb graffiti which apeared on several locations in the vicinity of the Serbian Orthodox church in Gnjilane, as well as on the road to the Serbian village of Donja Budriga, as reports press-service of Raška and Prizren Diocese. “These graffiti demonstrate the atmosphere of hatred in which since 1999. y. […]

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Russian permanent envoy to OSCE says Kosovo authorities enables attacks on churches

February 3, 2017, the Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized the Kosovo authorities over violations of the rights of Orthodox Christians and attacks on their churches, as reports interfax. “Take, for example, the situations surrounding the [Cathedral] Church of Christ the Savior in Pristina and the Church of St. Nicholas in Prizren. One gets the impression that the obstructing of their […]

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