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An Orthodox church was vandalised in Kosovo

Unknown individuals broke into the Church of the Holy Trinity in a village near Peć and vandalized it with graffiti.


The messages included “Allah Akbar” and Albanian phrases such as “Remove this church from here,” “Only Muslims are here,” “We don’t want churches, we want mosques,” and “Islam is the only true religion!”

The article also notes that this incident is particularly concerning as it comes after Kosovo authorities banned Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and other bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church from entering Kosovo.

This ban prevented them from celebrating the Holy Liturgy and commencing the regular session of the Holy Synod of Bishops at the Peć Patriarchate Monastery.

The Diocese emphasized that these attacks on churches and private property are mainly driven by ethnic and religious motives, specifically targeting the Serbian community and the Serbian Orthodox Church.


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