Faithful shot at while preparing for annual pilgrimage

Faithful shot at while preparing for annual pilgrimage

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In a press release on July 23, 2016, from the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija  it has been reported that a group of 20 Serbian faithful were shot at from one of the neighboring houses.

They were cleaning the site in preparation for their annual pilgrimage at the ruins of St. Archangel Gabriel Monastery at Binač which was destroyed by Kosovo Albanian extremists in summer 1999, after the end of the armed conflict in Kosovo.

According to the press release, “Before the Feast of St. Gabriel the parishioners have to clean the monastery courtyard because local K/Albanians use the monastery grounds for dumping garbage and debris.”

The local priest, Fr. Zvonko had asked Kosovo Police for protection, but his request was declined. Nobody has been hurt in the attack and the incident was reported to the Kosovo police.

Photo from 2013 showing the garbage dumped at the site of the destroyed Monastery, Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija website.

 

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