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KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE KOSOVO HEADS OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES


30th October 2014. Representatives of the main religious communities in Kosovo, Mufti Ternava, Head of the Islamic Community, the Orthodox Bishop Teodosje and Don Lush Gjergji, Vicar General Apostolic Administration of Kosovo met yesterday with KFOR Commander Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo at Camp "Film City” NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina/Prishtina.

During the meeting they discussed how all religious communities can contribute in cultivating friendly interactions among the people of Kosovo and help create an environment conducive to building peace, respect and tolerance in the region.

All religious authorities condemned the recent acts of vandalism in Decane Monastery. All parties agreed that these despicable acts, followed also by some web attacks, were sought to undermine the inviolable principles of tolerance and reconciliation in Kosovo society. They strongly condemned all the fundamentalism which is currently affecting the safety and the security of all people worldwide.

The religious authorities thanked General Figliuolo for what KFOR is doing to set the conditions to ensure peaceful coexistence in the area. All parties reaffirmed their commitment to promoting religious tolerance and expressed appreciation for all the efforts that have been made thus far in this regard. They call on all their fellow believers to take distance from those who do not practice values of peace and religious tolerance in order to create a better future for Kosovo.



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