Serbia: More on the Late Patriarch Pavle

More on the life of the late Serbian Patriarch Pavle: Again & Again; Anegdote; Belgradedhere and here.


  • Owen

    That man blessed the unrepentant leaders of the most powerful network of child rapists and murderers seen in Europe since the days of the Nazis. To the best of my knowledge he never sought to apologise. Modesty is a way of understanding the world better, not ignoring it. How sad for Serbia that it had a spiritual leader who chose to look at his flock with two blind eyes.

  • Mike

    To the previous commentor – Owen. It’s sad when someone with such little knowledge and outright biased views can so blatently comment with pure evil and stupidity. The Patriarch Pavle was a great man who cared deeply for his country and fellow man. Like so many other religious figures, he was not blessing evil and not promoting it either. He was not a soldier or politician. I don’t recall any other group or religion involved in the Balkan war apologising for their atrocities. There were many by all sides. I don’t recall the Croatians apologising for joing the Nazis and conducting ethnic cleansing on the Serbs. I didn’t hear about any Albanian group saying sorry for harvesting human organs from Serbs either. And you want to hear an apology from a religious figure because there was war? Did those other groups have no input from their religous representatives?

  • Mike,

    I can’t speak for Owen, but I didn’t want to hear his apology. No, I wanted him to stop war mongering and I wanted him to stand up against rightist lunatics who took over the church.

    Pavle was the patriarch during 1990’s – the time when the Church, of which HE was the leader, became a sanctuary for chauvinism, hate and war mongering.

    Perhaps Pavle was modest in his personal life (and as it happens, he wasn’t THAT modest), but he was the leader and the Patriarch of the Church. You can’t deny it.

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