Christ the Saviour Cathedral (Pristina)

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Christ the Saviour Cathedral
Christ the Saviour Cathedral Pristina February 2013.jpg
The building in February 2013
General information
Address Agim Ramadani, Vreshtat
Town or city Pristina
Country Kosovo[a]
Coordinates 42°39′31″N 21°09′49″E / 42.6585°N 21.1636°E / 42.6585; 21.1636Coordinates: 42°39′31″N 21°09′49″E / 42.6585°N 21.1636°E / 42.6585; 21.1636
Groundbreaking 1995 (1995)
Owner Disputed
The unfinished interior in October 2012

The Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Pristina, Kosovo[a] is an unfinished Serbian Orthodox Christian church whose construction began in 1995.[1] Due to have been completed in 1999, its construction, on the campus of the pre-war University of Pristina, was interrupted by the Kosovo War.[1]

Its construction was not welcomed by the predominantly Muslim population of Kosovo,[2] and its future remains uncertain.[2] Ownership of the building and the land on which it is located is disputed between the current University of Pristina and the Serbian Orthodox Church.[2]

Seen as a symbol of the regime of Slobodan Milošević, various Kosovo Albanian intellectuals have called for its demolition.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b "Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Sightseeing in Pristina". Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Demolli, Donjeta (2012-10-31). "Kosovo Mulls Fate of Milosevic-era Cathedral". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Albanian Intellectual: Demolish ‘bad religion’ Serbian Orthodox Temple". eBritić. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.