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Kosovo Pt 1: Unearthing Kosovo's 'hidden' Catholics

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The Pristina Mother Theresa cathedral was inaugurated in July 2017. Kosovo has around around 40,000 Cahtolics
The Pristina Mother Theresa cathedral was inaugurated in July 2017. Kosovo has around around 40,000 Cahtolics © Jan Schmidt-Whitley

When Kosovo declared independence from Serbia ten years ago, it was as a secular state with no official state religion. Most of the two million people in Kosovo are Muslim, a legacy of Kosovo's time as part of the Ottoman empire.

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But the country also has a long tradition of Catholicism albeit 'hidden', forced underground under the Ottomans. Today, though, a tiny number of those so-called "hidden Catholics" are beginning to surface. In the first of a five part series, Clea Broadhurst goes looking for those Catholics.

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