Chapel at orthodox cemetery destroyed, graves desecrated, busts stolen in Northern Kosovska Mitrovica

February 14, 2015. On the eve of the great feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ at the Temple, several hundreds of Serbs from northern Kosovska Mitrovica visited an Orthodox cemetery in the southern part of the city. They arrived by buses and by cars with the police escort, as reports

Archpriest Milija Arsovic said: “You can see that there is absolutely nothing good here. People came here today in large numbers, to this sacred cemetary, because many pious people are buried here, and they did not deserve this to be done to them. Simply, I have been coming here for 15 years with these people and I can say that every time we come we find the situation worse”.

The chapel at the cemetery was also destroyed. More than 70 percent of gravestones at the cemetery was destroyed or desecrated after the conflict ended in 1999.

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