Eparchial (Diocesan) News

Body Of Serb Woman Retrieved From Burned Prizren Seminary

A burned body has been found in the basement of the burned Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren which was subsequently established to be that of a 30 year-old disabled Serb woman. Beta's correspondent reported that no one knew that the woman was in the basement of the seminary. Her body has been transferred to the city morgue. Radio KIM, which broadcasts a Serbian language program from Caglavica, reported that the body of 55 year-old Dragan Nedeljkovic was also found in the seminary. Previously Pristina TV KohaVision reported that members of the Kosovo Police Service pulled the burned body of a Serb man from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren.

One More Serbian Orthodox Church Destroyed In A Powerful Explosive Blast Near Prizren, Another Chapel In A Neighboring Serb Village Suspected To Be Mined Too

In Zivinjane village, about 10 km into the mixed, mostly Bosniak /Serb Zupa valley, unknown perpeterators completely destroyed an abandoned Serb church by means of a powerful explosive charge. Police were on the scene. It is suspected that an Orthodox chapel in the neighboring village of Drajcici (about 20 Serbs still living there) might be mined. Police and KFOR EOD are investigating.

List Of Churches Destroyed In Kosovo And Metohija Thus Far, Mar. 17-19, 2004 "death To Serbs"

Below is a list of churches and church buildings regarding which the Diocese has received information that they were destroyed in the riots occurring between March 17 and March 19, 2004. In process is the intensive verification of all data, especially in the area of Prizren where there are indications that all Orthodox churches have been destroyed. In Urosevac, Athens News Agency advised this morning that members of Greek KFOR have abandoned protection of three church buildings. The only thing that they were able to confirm is that the church of the Holy King Uros in Urosevac has been burned. In any case, it can be officially said that at least 16 churches have been destroyed (according to UNMIK confirmation). It is entirely possible that the number exceeds 20 (on the basis of information arriving in the Diocese of Raska and Prizren). Together with the 112 churches already destroyed or heavily damaged since the beginning of the UNMIK "peace mission" in June 1999, over 130 Orthodox holy shrines in Kosovo and Metohija have been destroyed or demolished. Two churches in Lipljan apparently have not yet been destroyed even though initial reports indicated that they were under attack.