From the Media - Part 78

posted by mh on 2007/10/01 10:21

[ From the Media ]

BIRN attests a "catholic rebirth in Kosovo", complete with new churches, "as Kosovars of all faiths look to Europe to resolve their political destiny." In the Kosovar capital Prishtina the construction of a new cathedral (a very small picture here), dedicated to Mother Theresa, has entered its final stage. "When construction is complete, the headquarters of the Catholic Bishop of Kosovo will move from Prizren to Pristina – a symbolic move by the Church to the centre of Kosovo’s political and social life." Some non-Catholics, however, are (quite rightfully, I suppose) "annoyed by the fact that the cathedral is to be built in place of a high school [see graffiti and "discussion" here], while devout Muslims have been irritated that the go-ahead came after the province’s Muslim majority was denied permission to build an Islamic centre in Pristina." (See also a picture of the new Catholic church in Gjakova/Djakovica.)

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