At the Raid Victims Quay in Novi Sad, on January 23, 2011 in the organization of the Orthodox Diocese of Backa and Jewish municipality of Novi Sad, a commemoration of the victims of this city who were killed by the Hungarian occupation forces on this day 69 years ago. The commemoration with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and priests of Novi Sad, was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Novi Sad and Backa.
On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, a second seminar on the Holocaust was held in the great hall of the provincial assembly in Novi Sad, organized by the Jewish Community of Novi Sad and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem.
Turkey returned the title deed for a Greek boys' orphanage to the head of the Greek Orthodox church today, complying with an order from the European Court of Human Rights.
The deed for the orphanage on the island of Heybeliada near Istanbul was given to Cem Murat Sofuoglu, a lawyer for the Istanbul-based patriarchate, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
To the God-protected Western American Diocese, Serbian Orthodox Church, My dear Brothers and Sisters, our Children in the Lord,
On November 3rd, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck at 1:56 a.m. in central Serbia, killing two and leaving more than 100 injured as well as thousands of residents in the city of Kraljevo without homes. Many buildings were completely destroyed while several thousands were critically damaged.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working with Philanthropy, the charitable fund of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and local organizations to assess the needs following a moderate 5.3 earthquake that struck central Serbia on November 3 claiming at least two lives and injuring more than fifty people.
The temblor was centered near the city of Kraljevo where it destroyed or damaged buildings and left parts of the city without utility services, according to Interior Ministry of Serbia. The area is 30 miles from institutions where IOCC is implementing projects to assist disabled children and adults. There have been no reports of damage to the facilities, although the residents were shaken by the tremor.