After 1200 years they build a new church

After 1200 years they build a new church

Prokuplje will get, after 12 centuries, a new church, hierarchal deputy of Toplica Lazar Barac said today. In Prokuplje there is now the church of St. Procopius, built  at the end of 9th century. The saint after which the church got the name was buried there and it is one of the oldest churches in Serbia. 

Now, with a blessing of Patriarch Irinej, within the territory of the Prokuplje hospital a construction of a church Sts. Cosmas and Damian, and the local administration decided to also begin with a construction of a church of St. George, said Barac.

According to him, the construction of the church of St. George at the exit from Prokuplje towards Nis will be helped by MInistry of Faith and donators.

The St. Procopius Church from the 9th century it has been until now the only church in this town that has cira 50000 citizens.