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Sava Janjic: Division would have devastating consequences for all, Serbs would vanish from Kosovo, solution in dialogue (KoSSev portal)

By   /  19/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Division of Kosovo would cause a domino effect across the Balkans with devastating consequences for all, Abbot of the Serbian Orthodox Church Visoki Decani Monastery, Sava Janjic said, Serbian media reported. In such scenario everyone would lose, and benefits would be miserable. Serbs would vanish from Kosovo, and it would become a model for the […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church faces economic blockade — Russia’s OSCE envoy (TASS)

By   /  16/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Russia expects OSCE to step up its efforts “to counter the radical nationalism among Kosovo Albanians,” the ambassador added. Kosovo Albanians are trying to impose an economic blockade of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo, Russia’s OSCE envoy, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Thursday. “The Serbian Orthodox Church still faces mistreatment. Kosovo […]

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Janjic: Division of power in Kosovo instead of dialogue (Danas, FoNet)

By   /  30/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Internal dialogue on Kosovo did not result in a sufficient number of realistic proposals, meaning there would neither be a use of it for the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic nor for the society to define the interests of Serbia and the Serb community in Kosovo in the process of normalization of relations with Pristina, Danas […]

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Patriarch Irinej: No extraordinary session about Kosovo (Kontakt plus radio, Danas)

By   /  24/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Patriarch Irinej told the Belgrade based daily Danas that “there will be no extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), but most likely the regular May session will be waited” in which Kosovo will be one of the main topics.” According to the patriarch’s words, “only three […]

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Blic: A group of Bishops seeks the urgent Assembly and the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo (TV Most, KIM radio)

By   /  23/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Six bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church have asked the Synod to schedule the Assembly in order the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) to determine and take a unique position on the solution for Kosovo, the Belgrade daily Blic writes today. According to the daily, the bishops have been sending requests in the last two months, […]

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Is there conflict within SOC when it comes to “Kosovo knot”? (N1)

By   /  11/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Reactions on the statement of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) Metropolitan Amfilohije who earlier expressed concern over the way the Serbian Government is trying to untie “the Kosovo knot” do not go silent for a third day in a row, TV N1 reports today. Later statement of the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej that Vucic […]

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“Serbia without Kosovo unimaginable; Pope won’t visit yet” (B92, Tanjug, Hram, Kossev, KIM radio)

By   /  04/01/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Patriarch Irinej has said that Serbia can never give away Kosovo, and that it was not yet time for the visit of Pope Francis. “Kosovo can be taken away, be occupied as it is today, but Serbia can never say ‘we are giving that away’, because what is given away is lost forever, while […]

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Bishop of Backa Irinej: People cannot break Kosovo’s oath (Novosti, KIM Radio)

By   /  26/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

“The outcome of the so-called internal dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija would be as its current flow – multiplied voices, and the state leadership must seriously take into account the stance of the majority of Serbs, Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop of Backa Irinej said, emphasising he does not believe the Serbian people would let down […]

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Kosovo Government to pay quarter million euros to SOC (Tanjug)

By   /  01/12/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Kosovo Government adopted a decision to pay rent for the premises, owned by the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Pristina, used for a long time by Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency, Tanjug news agency reported today. The decision, adopted unanimously, says that a debt in the amount of almost 285.484 euros, covering the rental period since […]

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Firewood stolen from Zociste Monastery (KIM Radio)

By   /  29/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Monks from the Serbian Orthodox Church Zociste Monastery noticed yesterday around 13.00 hrs that certain amount of firewood is missing, KIM Radio reported. The brotherhood assumes the firewood got stolen over the last couple of days, as they recently covered it with a plastic sheet to protect it from the precipitation. When they checked the […]

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Djuric: Enable SOC access to its holy shrines in Kosovo (Tanjug, TV Pink, RTV Puls)

By   /  14/11/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Director, Marko Djuric, commenting on the decision of the Court of Appeals in Pristina to uphold the right of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) over the land, where the Christ the Savior Temple is located, said it is good that the SOC at least got a paper confirming the ownership […]

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Jevtic asks Turkish support for economic projects (Politika)

By   /  17/10/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic spoke with the Turkish Ambassador in Pristina, Kıvılcım Kılıç on possible financial support from the Government of Turkey to economic projects that would significantly help Serbs and other non-majority communities in Kosovo and create new employment opportunities, Poliitka daily reported, quoting the Ministry’s […]

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