Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch received Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the EU to Republic of Serbia

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Sam Fabrici, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 13 February 2020.

Patriarchal Liturgy in the church of Protection of Our Most Holy Mother of God

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady in Belgrade on 9 February 2020. 

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Archimandrite Joanikije (Djukanic), the aboot of the Saint George monastery in Lestani and the local clergy. 

Ten thousands citizens of Pljevlja in the 18th procession

In Pljevlje on 6 February 2020 for the 18th time there was a prayerful procession of faithful people who express their dissatisfaction and protest over the adoption of the unjust Law on Freedom of Religion, passed late last year in the Parliament of Montenegro.

At first, there was a prayer of supplication in the church of Saint Petka and after that there was a procession, in which ten thousand citizens of Pljevlja led by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Milesevo walked through the streets of this city on the River Breznica.

Serbian Patriarch receives Secretary General of the World Muslim League

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Excellency Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 6 February 2020.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch welcomed the Secretary-General of the World Muslim League (رابطة العالم الاسلامي , Rabitat al-Alam al-Islami) Sheikh al-Issa at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade with welcoming words, expressing joy over the visit that fosters cooperation between Orthodox Christian and Muslim religious dignitaries.

Hierarch of Serbian Orthodox Church speaks on situation in Montenegro

Bishop Jovan of Pakrac and Slavonia has given an interview to the Republic of Srpska television on the latest events in Montenegro.

After dealing in detail with the close historic relationship of the modern Montenegro state ideology with Ustashism, the hierarch criticized the policy of today’s Montenegro authorities and a discriminatory law they have adopted on freedom of faith calling it “a totalitarian law that actually gives itself and the state a right to evaluate what belongs to the state and what can remain in the Church”.