His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General LjubisaDikovic, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 8 October 2015.
The delegation of the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF), headed by the Chief of the General Staff of the SAF General Ljubisa Dikovic, consisted of: Head of the Directorate for Operations Major General Vojin Jondic, Colonels Milan Aksic and Sasa Milutinovic, from the Directorate of Human Resources as well as the chief military chaplain, Captain Sladjan Vlajic.
Bishops Simon of Shahtin and Milerovsky (Moscow Patriarchate) and Pahomije of Vranje (Serbian Patriarchate) received by Serbian Patriarch on October 5th, 2015.
Serbian and Russian hierarchs were accompanied by protopresbyterVladislavKasiyan
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agreed that a destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be a crime and that it must not be allowed to happen.
Nikolic requested Ban's support for preventing Kosovo's admission to UNESCO and protecting the Serbian heritage, which is also the world's heritage, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. It would be a great crime if the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be destroyed, said Nikolic, noting that Serbia expects support from all those who act by following their conscience.
Nikolic presented to Ban documents due to which Serbia is opposing the admission to UNESCO of the "Republic of Kosovo", unilaterally declared by ethnic Albanians in the province.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Axel Dittmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, on Monday, 28 September 2015.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received representatives of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) from Baltimore, USA, at the Serbian Patriarchate on Monday, 28 September 2015.
The high delegates of this charity organization exposed the results achieved so-far in the field of helping the needy in today’s difficult living conditions, emphasized the significance of cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church and presented some possibilities for improving actions in the area of providing support to people who have been deprived of basic living conditions, particularly in Kosovo and Metohija.
On the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Milton.