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Heldt: Site in Novo Brdo only preserved, there would be no further works (KoSSev, Radio Gorazdevac)

By   /  12/07/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Heldt: Site in Novo Brdo only preserved, there would be no further works (KoSSev, Radio Gorazdevac)

German Ambassador in Pristina Christian Heldt commented on recent controversy related to changing the history that occurred after the Kosovo Ministry of Culture restoration of Saint Nikola Church in Novo Brdo, for which Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts said it is a part of the Orthodox heritage, represented as […]

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Serbs mark Vidovdan (Radio KIM, Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev, RTK2)

By   /  28/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbs mark Vidovdan (Radio KIM, Radio kontakt plus, KoSSev, RTK2)

Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija mark today one of the most important holidays Vidovdan (St. Vidus Day). The central ceremonies were held in Gracanica and Gazimestan, Radio KIM reports. A liturgy was served in the Serbian Orthodox Church Monastery Gracanica, while the memorial for those who have fought in Kosovo Polje battle (1389) was severed […]

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Delegation of the German Christian Democratic Union visited Visoki Decani (Kossev)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Delegation of the German Christian Democratic Union visited Visoki Decani (Kossev)

A group of senior officials of the German Christian Democratic Union, led by European Parliament Vice-President Reiner Wieland, visited the Visoki Decani Monastery today where they talked about the current situation in Kosovo, as well as about the monastery itself with Abbot Sava Janjic. Visoki Decani monastery announced in a Facebook post that Father Sava […]

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State Department 2018 Religious Freedoms Report focused on violations of religious rights of SOC in Kosovo, especially Dečani Monastery (Raska-Prizren Eparchy)

By   /  24/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on State Department 2018 Religious Freedoms Report focused on violations of religious rights of SOC in Kosovo, especially Dečani Monastery (Raska-Prizren Eparchy)

In the most recent report of the State Department on International Religious Freedom in 2018 particular attention was paid to violations of religious and property rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Kosovo, Raska-Prizren Eparchy said in a statement posted on its web-site. “The SOC and international organizations said Decan/Decani municipal officials continued to […]

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Kosovo Police prohibit Serbs the Holy Trinity celebration in the Petric village (KIM radio, Radio Mitrovica Sever, Kossev)

By   /  18/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Police prohibit Serbs the Holy Trinity celebration in the Petric village (KIM radio, Radio Mitrovica Sever, Kossev)

Kosov Police banned the Serbs to celebrate the Holy Trinity in the village of Petric near Klina, reported Serbian media based in Kosovo. KIM radio reported that Kosovo police did not allow lithium for the Serbs who gathered in the village Petric. Resident of the village, said that about 30 Serbs gathered for the lithium […]

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Serbia’s Minister of Culture wrote to UNESCO: Falsification of the Truth about the Orthodox Church in Novo Brdo (Serbian media)

By   /  13/06/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbia’s Minister of Culture wrote to UNESCO: Falsification of the Truth about the Orthodox Church in Novo Brdo (Serbian media)

Vladan Vukosavljevic, Serbia’s Minister of Culture and Information, warned UNESCO on Wednesday about the state of Serbia’s cultural heritage in Kosovo, following “the forgery of the historical facts about the Serb Orthodox St. Nikola’s church in Novo Brdo,” the FoNet news agency reported. In a letter to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, Vukosavljevic listed “a permanent” […]

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Danas: Group of Serbian Orthodox Church Bishops distances themselves from SOC Synod statement (Danas, TV N1)

By   /  27/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Danas: Group of Serbian Orthodox Church Bishops distances themselves from SOC Synod statement (Danas, TV N1)

A group of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) Bishops have distanced themselves from the SOC statement following the Holy Synod session and a meeting with the President Aleksandar Vucic, Belgrade-based Danas daily writes on Monday. According to Danas the group of bishops headed by Montenegro-Littoral Metropolitan Amfilohije in a letter sent to the Serbian Orthodox […]

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Serbian bishop says President Vucic did not reveal plan for Kosovo (N1, Beta, Vreme)

By   /  23/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian bishop says President Vucic did not reveal plan for Kosovo (N1, Beta, Vreme)

Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop Grigorije said that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic did not disclose his plan for Kosovo at a recent meeting with Serbian Ortodox Churh Assembly. The Dusseldorf-based Bishop Grigorije told this week’s issue of Belgrade based weekly Vreme that Vucic told the bishops that he “managed to push the other side into […]

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Decision on confirming ownership over 24 hectares of land to Visoki Decani Monastery not implemented yet (KoSSev)

By   /  21/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Decision on confirming ownership over 24 hectares of land to Visoki Decani Monastery not implemented yet (KoSSev)

The US Ambassador in Pristina Philip Kosnett and EU Office Head Nataliya Apostolova sent an appeal to the Kosovo authorities to implement the 2016 decision of the Constitutional Court which confirmed ownership of Visoki Decani Monastery over 24 hectares of land, KoSSev portal reports. Following 16 years long dispute the Constitutional Court made decision in […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  20/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian Orthodox Church reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Tanjug, B92)

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) has confirmed its “unanimous and unequivocal” position from previous meetings regarding Kosovo and Metohija. And the Serbian Orthodox Church’s position is that Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia’s sovereign territory. Kosovo and Metohija, a statement issued on Friday […]

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Serbian Orthodox Church will not change position on Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  17/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Serbian Orthodox Church will not change position on Kosovo (Vecernje Novosti, Tanjug, B92)

The position of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Kosovo will be formulated and published as a special act of the Holy Archbishops’ Assembly, and the SPC will not change its position, Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti reported. In other words, the Church will remain firm in its commitment to the policy of not recognizing Kosovo’s […]

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Danas: ”Vucic threatened bishops with confidential papers”

By   /  15/05/2019  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  Comments Off on Danas: ”Vucic threatened bishops with confidential papers”

Belgrade based daily Danas writes about the meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with the SPC Assembly and Patriarch Irinej. Patriarch’s praise for President Vucic and his “heroic fight for Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija and all that is related to the Serbian name” are not the position of the Holy Archbishop’s Assembly, as stated by […]

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