Todor Petrov, the President of the World Macedonian Congress, one of the donors for the cross in Butel, whose foundations were consecrated by the Archbishop this morning, was seriously beaten by unknown attackers, the Ministry of Interior has confirmed.

The media has reported that Mr Petrov was beaten after an event where he delivered a speech.

He is currently in the Emergency Room, where he is undergoing tests which will assess whether he will be kept for further hospital treatment.

The MOI said that they would release more details on the case later on.