Serbian bishop says president did not reveal plan for Kosovo

Serbian bishop says president did not reveal plan for Kosovo

Serbian bishop says president did not reveal plan for Kosovo Izvor: N1

Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop Grigorije said that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic did not disclose his plan for Kosovo at a recent meeting with church elders.

The Dusseldorf-based Bishop Grigorije told this week’s issue of Vreme weekly that Vucic told the bishops that he “managed to push the other side into a direction that it opposed since the start but that obstructions from the Serbian side led to the negotiations taking a turn which is bad for us”.  

“The president said that we gambled away our historic opportunity and can delude ourselves from some time with the idea that Kosovo is ours but that one morning someone will wake us to tell us the sobering truth, just like with Montenegro,” Bishop Grigorije said.  

The bishop quoted Vucic as saying that it’s just a question of time before the painful ulcer bursts.  

The meeting with the Serbian president was an ordinary dialpogue but “later turned into an attack on (Prizren and Raska) Bishop Teodosije. “Not only was that not a dialogue but it was groundless attack which had no place there. Bishop Teodosije showed enviable patience and calm even though the meeting took a wrong turn and lost any meaning,” Grigorije said.  

He said that Bishop Amfilohije, known as a conservative, tried to calm the situation, telling Vucic that he should not take things so personally.  

“Things ended with no clear outcome, conclusion or plan with a concrete solution and way out of the current situation in Kosovo,” Bishop Grigorije said.

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