October 12, 2015

Orthodox priest Sasa Mitrovic and his wife Marija are the first Serbs to return to the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica after 11 years.

The Serbs were driven out of the southern Mitrovica, inhabited by ethnic Albanians, in 1999, and the few that remained were expelled during the anti-Serb pogrom in the March of 2004.

Father Mitrovic told Tanjug that he came with the blessing of Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, noting that there had been no priest in the local St. Sava church for a full 11 years.

The Sunday’s liturgy at St. Sava’s church, which was torched and desecrated in the 2004 pogrom, was attended by around twenty believers from the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

Source: B92