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Serbian Patriarch received Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Serbia, Mr. Isaac Asiel, in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade,on September 20, 2021.

The Serbian Patriarch and Chief Rabbi discussed the role, responsibilities and common challenges facing the Churches and religious communities in the modern world. The audience was attended by the elected Bishop of Marca, Archimandrite Sava, head of the Cabinet of the Serbian Patriarch.

Patriarch Porfirije : Let's help the realization of the film about the suffering of children in Jasenovac

In a friendly conversation I initiated, the great director Lordan Zafranović presented to Maja Gojkovic, the Minister of Culture, and me a new version of the script of the film about the suffering in the Jasenovac camp, based on the text by Arsen Diklic "Children of Kozara". The realization of the film about the suffering of the innocent in Jasenovac, and especially the children, should be helped by everyone who has the opportunity. The theme of absolute evil, which manifestation is the camp in Jasenovac, is one of the eternal artistic themes that will never be completely exhausted.

The Patriarch congratulated the holiday to members of the Jewish community in Serbia

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije sent a greeting to the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Serbia, Mr. Isaac Asiel; President of the Association of Jewish Communities of Serbia, Mr. Robert Sabados and all members of the Jewish community in Serbia. 

We cordially congratulate you on the feast of Rosh Hashanah with the wish that the words of God, addressed through the prophet Moses who we respect together, and with which he says: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation, light up souls with heavenly light and give a blessed beginning of the New Year.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Greece to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Georgios Diakofotakis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 7 September 2021. 

In a cordial and friendly conversation, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije emphasized that the Serbian Orthodox Church remembers with gratitude the fraternal solidarity and wholehearted help of the Greek people in difficult moments for the Serbian people. - Now, when the Hellenic Republic, in addition to the pandemic, is also facing the massive fires, the Serbian Orthodox Church will, in accordance with the possibilities, come to the aid of the sister Greek Orthodox Church and the fraternal Greek people, Patriarch Porfirije pointed out.

Patriarch Porfirije meets with President of Serbia

Today I received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, at the Patriarchal residence.  We talked about the participation of the state in the completion of the Saint Sava Cathedral church and other important projects in which the Serbian Orthodox Church, together with all traditional churches and religious communities, cooperates with the state for the benefit of all citizens.

Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Takahiko Katsumata, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 7 September 2021.

In a cordial atmosphere, the interlocutors pointed out the good relations between the people of Serbia and Japan, who helped each other in difficult moments. Speaking about the current challenges in the region, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije emphasized that he fervently prays that all problems be resolved peacefully through dialogue.