Heart-breaking images: Serbian churches in Croatia after the devastating earthquake
Many churches have suffered great damage and it is no longer possible to hold service in them
In the earthquake that hit Croatia yesterday, Serbian Orthodox churches and parish homes in Petrinja and Sisak suffered significant damage.
Some of the buildings had to be shut down.
"The damage to the church of St. Petka and the parish home in Sisak is such that worship and life in them are permanently disabled. Also, the church of St. Spiridon as well as the magnificent building of the parish home in Petrinja have been so damaged that they had to be shut down," Veselin Ristic, a Serb priest from Sisak, told the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC).
According to a statement, Ristic added that priests from Sisak and Petrinja and their families have been forced to leave their homes.
Seven people lost their lives in the devastating earthquake, among them two Serbs and a girl of Serb-Croat origin.
Video: The mayor of Petrinja was holding a live conference, and then everything started cracking, collapsing...
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