Patriarch Porfirije to the authorities in Pristina: Stop trampling on the human rights and religious freedoms of Orthodox Serbs
Published on 25/12/2022
His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije received with astonishment the news that the authorities in Pristina today forbade him to travel to the Peć Patriarchate, which is the first and centuries-old seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the monastery in which the Patriarch is the abbot, in the days before the great feast of the Nativity of Christ, which is being celebrated by the entire Christian world.
Patriarch Pofririje does not give up his intention to serve the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Peć and expects that this extremely discriminatory decision will be repealed and that the trampling of the human rights and religious freedoms of Orthodox Serbs living in the Province, on the land of their ancestors, where the Serbian people have lived continuously for at least fifteen hundred years, will be stopped.
His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije prays to God for peace and goodwill among all people, and especially prays for peace to prevail between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, where they have lived together for centuries.
From the Cabinet of the Serbian Patriarch