Post war life of the Patriarchate of Pec

LIFE UNDER THE CONSTANT THREAT

After the Kosovo war in 1999 the Patriarchate of Pec is constantly exposed to the threat of Albanian extremists who have destroeyd more than 100 Serb Orthodox shrines in the Province after the war. At the moment the Convent is under strong Italian millitary protection. To understand how serious the threat is it is important to remember that the Albanian nationalists burned the largest dormitory of the Patriarchate monastery in 1981 in order to uproot the most important spiritual center of the Orthodox Christianity in this region. Monasteries and churches under constant military protection are the best picture how free the post war Kosovo is and where it is heading to. While dozens of new Saudi Arabian sponsored mosques rise in the surrounding Serb Orthodox churches disappear under the terror of Kosovo "talibans".

Guarding the monasteries
Italian Bersaglieri guarding the monastery of Pecka Patrijarsija

A retarded young Serb who had fled to Patriarchate monastery
abducted and brutally murdered by Kosovo Albanian extremists in Pec

 Slavoljub Radunovic
(photo of disturbing contents)

Mutlated body of Slavoljub Radunovic. Photo by UNMIK police. The body was brought to his mother in the monastery in a plastic bag.

 IN MEMORIAM
SLAVOLJUB RADUNOVIC
Murdered by Albanians in Pec, December 1999. Slavoljub, a mentaly retarded young men, left unnoticed a safe shelter in the Pec Patriarchate and entered the town of Pec to see his home. Being detected as a Serb he was immediately kidnapped and ten days later his body was found mutilated.

Budisavci monastery now
Budisavci metochion now guarded by Spanish troops

Today only three nuns reside in the Budisavci monastery. As soon as the war ended the monastery was exposed to immediate threat of Kosovo Albanian militants from KLA. They abducted Fr. Stefan Puric. His body has not yet been found - read more

KOSOVO ALBANIAN ATTEMPT TO DESTROY
PATRIARCHATE IN THE RECENT PAST

Patriarchate after the fire in 1981
Albanian extremists tried to destroy this most holy site of Serb Orthodoxy
Scenes of the burned monastery dormitories in 1981

Burned Pec Patriarchate
The charred walls of the Patriarchate Monastery Dormitories
which was burned by Albanian extremists in 1981

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