KFOR provided Medical support to Letnica Pilgrimage
Pristina - KFOR medical assets were present in Letnica village in order to provide assistance to the
pilgrims that gathered on the lawn of the Church of the Black Madonna. The Sanctuary,
built between XVI and XVII centuries, is the site of the annual pilgrimage of Roman
Catholics and Muslims to mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary which is celebrated
on August 15.
KFOR Commander, Major General Salvatore Cuoci, attended the event along with many
KFOR soldiers. During the procession and on the spot during the mass KFOR was
monitoring the situation with its medical assets. A KFOR medical doctor, a nurse and an
assistant with a military ambulance followed the event, ready to intervene and provide
help to pilgrims.
The Letnica pilgrimage is considered a feast day that involves every year thousands of
people coming from different countries of the Western Balkans Area, but also from other
nations of the world. Pilgrims pay tribute to the Black Madonna sharing a particular
experience and developing the pleasure to stay together.