BRUTAL ATTACK ON THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE
On Thursday, September
29, 2005 at 9:30 p.m. a large group of people jumped over the fence and
entered the courtyard of the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of
Dalmatia and, with cries of “Kill the Serb! Hang the Serbs from the willow
trees!” broke down the entrance door on the building of the Diocese and
destroyed everything it found in front of it: a table, benches, windows,
After a call to police was made from the Diocese, the attackers fled in
the meanwhile, and a patrol of the Bishopric of Sibenik-Knin Police
Department carried out an on site investigation.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia in Zagreb, as
well as the Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro Mr. Milan Simurdic were
promptly advised of this unprecedented event and scandal, and brutal
attack and attempt to lynch the staff of the Orthodox Diocese of Dalmatia.
The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade was
then also informed.
From the office of the Diocese of Dalmatia