On October 28, 2011, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, led a solemn ceremony of opening a house for Orthodox students at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
The event was attended by Archbishop Diego Causero, apostolic nuncio to Switzerland, Rev. Gwido Vergauwen, rector of the university, Prof. Mariono Delgado, dean of the faculty of theology, Ms. Barbara Hallensleben, professor of dogmatic theology, as well as professors and students of the university.
The Government of Montenegro does not plan to create ministry of faith, vicepresident of the Government Dusko Markovic said in the Montenegrin parliament. In his answer to a question of the member of assembly from New Serbian Democracy party Budimir Aleksic said that "a special sector" would be formed in the existing ministry for human and minority rights, which would deal with religious communities.
Metropolitan Nicephorus of Central Africa (Patriarchate of Alexandria), met with the Minister of Higher Education and University of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard Mashako Mamba, to request a final approval of the Orthodox University in Kinshasa.
Medical and computer school are about to be opened within this university is also know Nicéphore Mgr. The minister "expressed willingness to grant final approval to the Orthodox University of Congo that has a modern infrastructure that can contribute to quality training of Congolese youth."
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended over the weekend 100th Anniversary of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Schererville, Indiana. Celebration that took place on Saturday and Sunday was also attended by H.E. Mr. Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska, and Mr. Desko Nikitovic, Serbian Consul General in Chicago.