The Frenchman Arnaud Gouillon, who has been helping our people in the enclaves in Kosovo for the past 13 years, has issued the third edition of the book "All My Roads Lead Towards Serbia", and he is a young man who touched many hearts with his humanity - prior of the monastery Visoki Decani, Sava Janjic, wrote an emotional epilog. The equally warm preface emanated from the pen of the drama writer, Dusan Kovacevic.
It's been thirteen years since Arnaud came to Serbia for the first time, just after the pogrom of our people in 2004. He came not as a curious visitor, but as a man who sincerely felt the injustice against powerless people, not only during the war but also at the time of internationally guaranteed peace.
At that time, he visited the Visoki Decani Monastery, where he constantly returned and where he was always welcomed with joy.
- The story of our French brother Arnaud Gouillon deeply lives in the heart of every Serb in Kosovo and Metohija and represents a great encouragement in the time of the suffering and uncertainty that we have been going through in the past years - Sava Janjic wrote in the epilog.
- Arnaud felt much more than ordinary human solidarity for a nation far from his fatherland. He not only understood the troubles and pains of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, but he was always coming and visiting our holy places, enclaves, villages, talking to ordinary people, he himself gradually felt as part of our people, who in return accepted him as their own - added the Archimandrite.
Since Arnaud's arrival in Kosovo till this day, the humanitarian organization he founded and called "Solidarity for Kosovo" has delivered fifty humanitarian aid convoys and implemented several important projects for Serbs in the enclaves in cooperation with the Raska-Prizren Diocese.
The humanitarian action of this young Frenchman has touched many hearts of donators, and even more people from France have joined the action who wanted to confirm the traditional Serbian-French friendship with the action of solidarity.
Great drama writer Dusan Kovacevic gave great honor to the man. In the preface of the book he wrote:
"Arnaud Gouillon appeared in Serbia one day as "The Little Prince", and now he reminds us on Don Quixote after ten years of work and fighting with the "windmills", and people of Serbia are now seeing him as the best friend, or their own blood, as a brother" - wrote the intellectual.
- I wrote many prefaces in my life, epilogs, memories, testimonies, but this preface is one of my favorites; I wrote it with a sense of sincere respect for everything that our friend and countryman, Arnaud Gouillon, did (and constantly does) for people and - especially for children - adds Kovacevic.
The book "All My Roads Leads Toward Serbia" is a thrilling confession of a young Frenchman who testifies about the drama of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija. The author also describes Serbia as seen by an alien who linked his own destiny with the fate of the Serbs by settling in Belgrade and expressing his love for Serbia.
(Telegraf.co.uk / J.S.)