Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bishop Behind Barbed Wire

Our wonderful legacy from the 1999 Kosovo War!

His Grace, Bishop Artemije of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, laments from Gracanica Monastery, which is behind barbed wire:

“Unfortunately, the destruction of our holy shines have been committed under the authority of the international community, in the presence of KFOR and UNMIK , so their presence here was not any guarantee or protection for our churches and monasteries.

“We can only presume what will happen to us if the Albanians would be granted independence of Kosovo. And I’m asking myself why would the international community sacrifice one historical nation and its cultural heritage in the 21st century. I wonder, why?”

Read the BBC News report by Mark Mardell here.

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