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The Serbian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Kosovo's capital Pristina was stoned on May 10, breaking many of the windows. This was only the latest of many attacks against Orthodox Christians in the region. In a May 13 report from Forum 18, Father Miroslav Popadic said that his church is completely locked down except for services and he opens the gates by prior appointment only. When visiting villages, he said, "I make the sign of the cross, sit in my car and drive fast at my own risk."

Protection for the church by NATO-led KFOR troops was removed at the end of last year. More than a hundred Orthodox churches have been destroyed or badly damaged in Kosovo since the international community took control and there have been no arrests for these attacks since 1999.

Pray for protection for Christians facing opposition from the predominantly Muslim population remaining in Kosovo.

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