Kosovo police ban SPC service in Pristina Cathedral

NEWS 02.06.2022 10:56
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The Kosovo police banned on Thursday a Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Ascension Day service in the Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Pristina.

The police told SPC priests that they could not use the church for their service and ordered Orthodox faithful to leave.

In order to avoid incidents and protect the people, the SPC priests asked everyone to proceed to the Church of St. Nicholas in Pristina, where they held the service, said the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo.

The Kosovo police told Thursday the koha.net portal that the planned gathering at the Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Pristina was not reported to the police.

“There is no doubt that this uncivilized act by the Kosovo police is directly orchestrated by the authorities in Pristina and it reflects their attitude towards religious freedoms in Kosovo, of the SPC and Serbian believers”, said the Office.