Easter greeting of the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije

Patriarch Porfirije: May the joy of the forthcoming Easter fill the soul and heart of every God-searching being

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije congratulated the feast day of the Resurrection of Christ to Cardinal Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb; Archbishop and Metropolitan of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar; Archbishop of Ljubljana Stanislav Zore; to the bishops and dignitaries of the Reformation Churches; and to all brothers and sisters who are celebrating the Feast of feasts today:

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Austria

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Nikolaus Lutterotti, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 2 April 2021.

During the meeting, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church expressed his gratitude to the Republic of Austria for a completely appropriate attitude towards the spiritual needs of Orthodox Serbs who live and work in that country. The Patriarch expressed his belief that all-important issues will continue to be resolved in close cooperation with the competent authorities with His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

Serbian Patriarch receives Serbian Ambassador to the Vatican

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Dr. Simo Avramovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Holy See at the Patriarchal court in Belgrade, on April 2, 2021,

In a friendly and cordial conversation, His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije and Ambassador Dr. Avramovic agreed that fostering cooperation with the Holy See and Pope Francis, whose relationship with the Serbian Orthodox Church is characterized by a spirit of respect and cooperation, is of special importance.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Cyprus

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Demetrios Theophylactou, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 1 April 2021.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije thanked the Ambassador for his visit and the respect he has for the Serbian people and the Serbian Orthodox Church. His Excellency Ambassador thanked Serbian Patriarch  Porphyry at a cordial reception during which they discussed friendly ties between Serbia and Cyprus.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije receives Vice President of the Government Mr. Branko Ruzic

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch,  received the First Vice President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mr. Branko Ruzic at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 31 March 2021

In a cordial conversation, His Holiness the Patriarch emphasized the importance of good cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, especially in order to improve the quality of religious education and the position of religious teachers. The Patriarch especially emphasized that the Church built the foundations of Serbian public education, which it developed for centuries under the arches of monasteries, seminaries and other church-educational institutes, which it crowned with the founding of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, one of the founders of the University of Belgrade.

Serbian Patriarch meets Apostolic Nuncio in Croatia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, the Administrator of the Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana, received Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic Croatia Mons. Giorgio Lingua, in his residence in Zagreb, on 29 March 2021.

During the cordial talk, Nuncio Lingua congratulated Patriarch Porfirije on the for the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and His Holiness wished the Pope's representative in the Republic of Croatia blessed feast day of Easter which the Roman Catholic Church celebrates next Sunday.