Serbians Under Fire
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 20:52:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Christopher Baskind 
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Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!

Perhaps some of you have received this message or one similar in nature. 
I am taking the liberty of forwarding it for your personal attention.

God save the Holy Orthodox Church, and ALL Orthodox Christians.



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Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 16:39:59 EDT
From: Dragic Vukomanovic 
To: Multiple recipients of list EOCHR-L 

Dear EOCHR members,
The following urgent appeal was received by telefax in Great Britain from the
Patriarchate in Belgrade on May 3, 1995, at 17:00 British Summer Time.

The Serbian Patriarch
Synod No. 983

With great consternation I wish to inform you that moments ago phoning me
from Bosanska Gradiska was His Eminence Amphilochije, Metropolitan of
Montenegro and the Coastland, a member of the Holy Synod of Bishops,
reporting that 3,000 Serbs, of which 800 are children, and 1,500 are
soldiers, and including the priest Fr. Leontije Alavanja, are surrounded in
Pakrac, Brusnik, Gavrinica and Omanovac. They are under cross-fire, and are
not being permitted to exit the area.

He also reported that frequent powerful explosions are being heard from that
area and there is a real danger that they will all be killed.

With the aim of saving their lives, I appeal to you to do whatever necessary
to intervene that the worst may be avoided.


The Serbian Patriarch

(signature: + Pavle)

(seal: Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci
and Serbian Patriarch)

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