http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2010&mm=05&dd=15&nav_id=67147Patriarch: Partition of Kosovo Unacceptable
KURSUMLIJA - Patriarch Irinej said that a
partition of Kosovo is both unacceptable and unachievable.
He also said that the situation in the province
is very difficult and added that he cannot
imagine the Pec' patriarchy not being a part of
Serbia, but a part of another country, adding
that this too would be unacceptable.
"Serbia is not Serbia without Kosovo. For me it
is a being without a head. Our country cannot be
beheaded and stripped of Kosovo. I hope that
enough reason and wisdom will be found by us and the world," he said.
Regarding dialogue with officials of the Catholic
Church and the Pope, Irinej said that such talks
are important, adding that the Serbian Orthodox
Church (SPC) is not running from such talks,
because discussions can help overcome divisions
that exist in the Christian church.
"The Pope has great power in the world, so why
not talk about our problems and the problems of
others with such a person? We must try to stop
the divisions and start turning towards united values,"
Patriarch Irinej said.