The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Porfirije said on Wednesday that Kosovo binds the Serb nation.
An Instagram post said that Kosovo has “an ultimate meaning and the significance of a magnet which binds us”. “We do not have a national narrative but we have Kosovo, Kosovo is our narrative,” the post said. The Patriarch added that Kosovo is “the foundation and pledge of the Serb national being”. He warned that pledge is one thing but a myth is something that can be used politically.
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The post included a picture of the Patriarch at the traditional seat of the SPC patriarchs in the Kosovo town of Pec. The head of the SPC holds the title of Archbishop of Pec, Belgrade-Karlovac Metropolitan and Serb Patriarch and their residence has been at the Pec monastery since it was built in the 13th century.
The Patriarch said that the Kosovo pledge is from the New Testament “and holiness is in the center of the New Testament”.