Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has praised the Orthodox Serbs of Kosovo for their courage.
“The suffering that has befallen our Serb brothers in Kosovo and Metochia fills the hearts of the Russian Orthodox believers with pain and grief. The Orthodox population of this territory is demonstrating enormous courage as they remain, amid threats and insults, devoted to the land bestowed by prayers of their righteous ancestors, whose memory lives in numerous churches and monasteries,” the Russian patriarch said at an official reception in Belgrade on behalf of the Serb president, Tomislav Nikolic.
The Russian patriarch also said that the question of real guarantees of the defense of the Serb Orthodox Church’s historical heritage, and the security of the Orthodox Serbs, must become a priority in the political dialogue on the future of Kosovo and Metochia.
Proof of this is Serb politicians and public figures’ opposition to plans to hold actions in Belgrade popularizing an immoral way of life, he said.
Source: Voice of Russia