Cross procession in Podgorica, Montenegro: For Christ’s victory

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro: The voice of the people heard during prayer processions is the voice of God, because the people assembled there have been waiting for a long time to feel free.

“The people have been assembled in peace, first of all to glorify the name of God and to defend their shrines they had received by tradition from their ancestors, demanding that this government renounces the illegal part of the law on Churches and religious communities which has profaned the dignity of Montenegro, the dignity of the Parliament, the dignity of this people”, said His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral after a procession that he had been leading through the streets of Podgorica on 21st  June 2020.

20th anniversary of the consecration of Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla

On 19th June 2020, on the feast of Venerable Bessarion the Wonderworker, it has been 20 years since the consecration of His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla.

On that occasion, His Eminence Metropolian Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, David of Krusevac, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia and Heruvim of Osijek and Baranja visited His Grace Fotije in his Episcopal palace in Bijeljina.

Meeting of Patriarch Irinej with Mr. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mr. Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The reception took place in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 18th June 2020.

In an open and friendly conversation, Minister Lavrov reiterated the support of the Russian government for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija. Minister Lavrov expressed his support for the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro as well and pointed out that only by strengthening the unity of Orthodox peoples could the position of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro be strengthened.

The highest representatives of the Republika Srpska with the Patriarch

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Mr. Milorad Dodik, on June 18, 2020.

President of the Republic of Srpska, Mrs. Zeljka Cvijanovic, and  Prime Minister of Srpska, Mr. Radovan Viskovic, took part in the conversations.

Patriarch received Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Rashid Hassanpor, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

His Holiness Patriarch and His Excellency Ambassador talked about the ways of strengthening the already close relations between the inhabitants of Serbia and Iran in the field of interfaith dialogue.