THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
Kyr P A V L E
THE PATRIARCH OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
This humble publication
is our cry and appeal to the Christian and civilized world. It is distressing
to learn that in the year of the greatest Christian Jubilee, at the
end of two millenniums of Christianity, Christian churches are still
being destroyed, not in a war but in the time of peace guaranteed by
the international community. We hope that these photos of the destroyed
and desecrated Orthodox shrines will awaken the conscience of those
who are able to stop the crimes and believe that they who already stood
up against one evil will not remain just passive witnesses of another
evil happening now in their presence.
We also make our appeal to all Kosovo Albanians, who reasonably see
their future in their joint life with Serbs, to resist and prevent the
acts of insanity.
In Kosovo and Metohija there will be no victory of humanity and justice
while revenge and disorder prevail. No one has the moral right to celebrate
the victory complacently, as long as one evil is being replaced with
another and the freedom of one people is becoming the slavery of another.