Meeting of Bishop Irinej with cochair of the Serbian Caucus of the US Congress

During the course of his stay in Washington for the International Ministerial Conference on Religious Freedom, sponsored by the US State Department, Bishop Irinej of Eastern America met with Congressman Steve Stivers.

In a sincere atmosphere, Bishop Irinej thanked Congressman Stivers for assuming the co-chairmanship of the Serbian Caucus from retired Representative Ted Poe. In like manner, Bishop Irinej had the opportunity to visit the office of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, also cochair of the Serbian Caucus.

In an open conversation, Bishop Irinej informed both Congressmen regarding the renewal of SALC, embracing Serbian community leaders from throughout America. The meetings will be held in Washington, DC, Capital of the USA, wherein participants will have the opportunity to speak with members of the House of Representatives and other representatives of the Government regarding current issues and problems confronting the Serbian community in the USA and other parts of the world where Serbs reside.

Bishop Irinej called the attention of the cochairs of the Serbian Caucus to current concerns of the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church in the region. He conveyed the positions of the Holy Assembly of Bishops and the recent Church Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in the USA.

Source: Eastern American Diocese