Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina

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Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa
The cathedral nearing completion in April 2014
42°39′23″N 21°09′34″E / 42.65639°N 21.15944°E / 42.65639; 21.15944Coordinates: 42°39′23″N 21°09′34″E / 42.65639°N 21.15944°E / 42.65639; 21.15944
Location Pristina
Country Kosovo
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Dedication Mother Teresa
Architecture
Groundbreaking 2007

The Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina (Albanian: Katedralja e së Lumes Nënë Tereza në Prishtinë) is a Roman Catholic cathedral being constructed in Pristina, Kosovo.[a] In 2007 the Government of Kosovo approved plans for the building.[1] The foundation was ceremonially laid by former President of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova, himself a Muslim.[2] The cathedral is dedicated to Blessed Mother Teresa. It was inaugurated on 26 August 2010, the hundredth anniversary of her birthday, before construction was completed.[3]

Upon the cathedral's completion, the Apostolic Administration of Prizren will move from Prizren to Pristina.[2] The cathedral will be one of Pristina's tallest buildings.[4]

An exhibition celebrating the shared history of Albanians and Austria was held in the cathedral in January 2015. It was attended by the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo Catholics plan cathedral to honour Mother Teresa
  2. ^ a b "New Cathedral Symbolises Catholic Rebirth in Kosovo". BIRN Kosovo. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kosovo: Neue Mutter-Teresa-Kirche eingeweiht". DiePresse.com (in German). 6 September 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  4. ^ In Pristina's old Ottoman mosque, Muslims gather for prayers
  5. ^ Kryeziu, Visar (19 January 2015). "Kosovo president Atifete Jahjaga, right, joined by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, ...". Yahoo News. AP News. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

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