Metropolitan Amfilohije pays canonical visit to the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America1. December 2014 - 10:48
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, as Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America arrived to Buenos Aires on 24 November 2014.
The clergy of the Diocese, representatives of the Administration of the parish in Buenos Aires with the president of the church-school congregation and protodeacon Nikola Radisa as well as a few parishioners welcomed His Eminence int the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God. Bishop John of Caracas and South America of the Russian Orthodox Church in Exile was among those who welcomed His Eminence.
On Sunday, November 30, 2014, the Ecumenical Patriarchate celebrated its Thronal Feast on the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew, First-Called of the Apostles, at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.
Typically each year, over the last fifty years, formal visitations take place with the Church of Rome and delegations from each Church are sent by their Primates to attend the patronal feast of the other.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul.
"Your Holiness, beloved brother in Christ, we welcome you with great joy, esteem and love. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord," said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on greeting the Pope.
New Director of the Russian House in Belgrade Mrs. Nadezhda Viktorovna Kushenykova visited today Serbian Patriarch Irinej regarding the commencement of her mandate in this institution.
The meeting was attended also by protopresbyter-stavrophor Vitaly Tarasyev, the head of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. Mrs. Kushenykova informed His Holiness about plans and program of the Russian House in the forthcoming period and asked His Holiness for the blessing for their realization, for which she hopes will be one more bridge between our two close and spiritually related peoples.
On Tuesday, 25 November 2014, His Eminence Metropolitan Dr. Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana paid an official visit to President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia Mr. Zoran Milanovic.
During cordial talks, which were held at the palace of the Government in Zagreb, Prime Minister Milanovic congratulated His Eminence Porfirije on his election as Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana and wished him successful administration of the Diocese which had been entrusted to him, for the benefit of all the members of the Serbian Orthodox community.