Saturday, May 11, 2013

Metropolitan prays for repose of govt, parliament

5/10/2013 8:55:00h

BELGRADE - A nonpartisan protest of Serbs from Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) dubbed “We are staying in Serbia” held in central Belgrade on Friday included among its speakers Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and retired bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Atanasije, who voices harsh criticism and warnings to the authorities, particularly Prime Minister Ivica Dacic. Metropolitan Amfilohije said addressing the state leaders that KiM is not their ownership, but rather the cornerstone and Jerusalem of the Serbian people, and he served an unusual prayer for the repose of the government, the parliament and the people killed in KiM. 

“The ones who are leading the Serbian people today are in these offices only temporarily, here today, gone tomorrow,” the Metropolitan said, adding that the ones who are ready to give in the Orthodox sanctity Decani Monastery to foreigners are in a bad way. Retired bishop Atanasije accused Serbian officials of betrayal, adding that they are acting like (late prime minister of Serbia) Zoran Djindjic. “Prime Minister (Ivica) Dacic is saying that he is in favor of realistic policy and worldly Serbia, rather than a heavenly one. Unfortunately, Djindjic spoke in the same way, and look how he ended up. Let God be the judge,” bishop Atanasije said. He said that there is no worldly Serbia without the heavenly one, adding that what is happening here is the sale of Serbia's heart that is Kosovo. 

 The protesters stated that the Brussels agreement is a betrayal, and called on the Constitutional Court to declare its stance on the document within a month, adding that if this does not happen, an initiative will be launched to run a referendum at which the citizens would vote on the document. Republika Srpska (RS) Deputy President Emil Vlajki said that it is a shame for Europe and the world that the Serbian people are leaving their ancestral homes, adding that it is an illusion that Serbia will ever enter the EU by giving in Kosovo-Metohija to Kosovo's legal system. The rally said that that the next protest against the sale of KiM and Serbs in KiM will be held in Belgrade on June 28, Serbian religious holiday, St. Vitus Day. Photo Tajnug, S. Ilic

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