[balkans] UPDATED INFORMATION ON RECENT ORTHODOX CHURCH DESTRUCTION
UPDATED INFORMATION ON RECENT ORTHODOX CHURCH DESTRUCTION AND DAMAGE IN EX-YUGOSLAVIA
The Orthodox Monastery of Decani, S.E. Kosovo, has now updated its
already very extensive web site to detail (with many down-loadable
photographs) over 40 Orthodox religious buildings and sites in Kosovo that
are reported to have been damaged (or in some cases completely destroyed)
since the end of the NATO bombing campaign and arrival of K-FOR in June:
This suggests that there has been very widespread loss of and damage to
important Orthodox religious buildings data through reprisals and what is
described as terrorist action by the KLA, in marked contrast with the very
limited "collateral" damage to a small number of religious sites and
buildings during the NATO bombing.
In relation Orthodox Church losses and damage during the earlier Yugoslav
civil wars (particularly Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, 1991-95) the
illustrated book by Slobodan Mileusnic: "Spiritual Genocide 1991 - 1995"
is now available on line in English: