Islam is the most important religion in Kosovo, 95 % of the Kosovans are muslims. Nevertheless the biggest and most visible house of prayer in Prishtinë is Roman-Catholic: the Mother Teresa Cathedral (Katedralja e së Lumes Nënë Tereza) at the Bulevardi Bill Klinton. While there is still no central big mosque and the muslims need to visit smaller distributed – often ancient – ones the Catholic church wanted to set a sign and the local government accepted and supported this.
Creating this church at this place was initiated by the former president of Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova. The construction works started in 2007 and the church was finished in 2015. A very young church that is quite uncommon as it doesn’t contain as much pomp as a Catholic church would normally have. It is light and rather modern. Attached to it is 70 meters high bell tower and it should be possible to visit it and have great views on the capital city of Kosovo – but I never found someone letting me in.
Katedralja e së Lumes Nënë Tereza