Meeting of President Vucic and Patriarch Irinej

President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic discussed with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who was accompanied by the Principal of Saint Sava Cathedral, Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, the head of the project of mosaics creation academician Manana Popov and chief artist of the mosaics in Saint Sava Cathedral Nikolay Muhinabout the progress of works on decorating the national church of the Serbian people.

Belgrade, November 13th, 2018 - The two of them agree that the year of 2019 is of great significance for strengthening Serbian national spiritual and cultural identity and that the celebration of the 800th anniversary of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church is a jubilee to which special attention should be paid. President Vucic emphasizes that on that occasion the Republic of Serbia would help complete the decoration works on the Cathedral so that it would be decorated with most spacious mosaics in the world.

The two dignitaries discussed also other important issues regarding the State–Church relations and His Holiness Patriarch supported the efforts of President Vucic towards the national, cultural and economic regeneration of Serbia, and wished him full success in his further activities.