DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     August 4, 1999     vol. 10, no. 145

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CATHOLIC VICTIMS OF KOSOVO ETHNIC CLEANSING

          PRISTINA, AUG 2 (ZENIT).- Franciscan Fr. Ambroz Ukai revealed that during the weeks of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, around 300 Catholics were killed, especially in the villages of Djakovica, Pec and Meje, where, until then, they had lived together with the Moslems. According to Fr. Ukai, Superior of the Djakovica monastery and eye-witness of the war, of the 70,000 Kosovo Catholics who sought refuge in Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and other European countries, almost 15% have returned to their homes. Of the 40 priests who work in Kosovo, only two had to leave during the weeks of armed conflict, but the majority of Church buildings have suffered severe damage, especially during temporary occupation by Serbian militia. ZE99080201

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August 4, 1999       volume 10, no. 145
NEWS & VIEWS

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