On May 21, 2014, during his meeting with the TV program “Word of a Pastor” team, which took place at the working Patriarchal residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a special address to the Serbian people in connection with the large-scale floods in this country, reports the Synodal Information Department.
“I would like to address our Serbian brothers as well as the Russian people with a special word in connection with the terrible cataclysm that befell the Serbian people and Serbia.
The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund opened a special account for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters.
Name of the bank client: The Serbian Orthodox Church - The Serbian Patriarchate - The "Patriarch Pavle" Fund - for the rehabilitation of the effects of natural disasters.
Komercijalna bank, account no. : 205-480-06
You can pay humanitarian aid on this account. The Fund thanks all donors in advance. The instructions for payments of the aid abroad, in foreign currencies and banks.
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His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Krupanj, which is devastated by the overflow of the Krzava, Likodra, Cadjavica and Bogostica rivers and by triggering the great number of landslides.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for collecting aid for the afflicted in the floods, as well as activists of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.
On this occasion the aid of four tons of food, hygiene items, three hundred pairs of rubber boots, raincoats and hoses for pumping water was delivered.
Their Graces Bishops Georgije of Canada, Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, accompanied by competent Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, visited the affected areas in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla yesterday on 20 May 2014. On this occasion bishops brought necessary humanitarian aid.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Obrenovac yesterday, where he met with the members of the Crisis Staff for Obrenovac protection.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for aid collection for the the afflicted in the floods.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church talked with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Serbian Patriarchate on 17 May 2014.
President Dodik informed the Patriarch and Bishops about the serious consequences of catastrophic floods which hit the Republic of Srpska.
Video material: FoNET