On 13th April 2010, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa warmly welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Leon of Karelia and All Finland to the centuries-old Holy Monastery of St George in Old Cairo. Immediately following the visit to the Church of the Holy Monastery, His Beatitude thanked His Eminence for his contribution to the missionary work in Africa, especially the Holy Metropolis of Kenya.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received today, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Mr. Kirill Kravchenko, the CEO of the Serbian Petroleum Company NIS , with associates. The reception was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Patriarch of Serbia.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received today, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, the delegation of the Polish Embassy in Serbia, led by Andrzej Jasionowski, the ambassaodor of Poland. On this occasion Holy Patriarch on his behalf and behalf of the Serbian Orthodox Church, but also on behalf of the faithful expressed condolences to the delegation of the Polish Embassy.
On Monday 12th April 2010, His Beatitude Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia visited the Monastery of St George in Old Cairo, accompanied by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa. The Venerable Primates were welcomed by His Grace Niphon Bishop Babylonos, Hegumen of the Holy Monastery.
On April 13, 2010 in the afternoon President of Serbia Boris Tadic with his delegation visited the SOC Municipality of Mostar. On this occasion he visited foundations of the destroyed Orthodox Cathedral church of the Holy Trinity, the Old Mostar Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God. Words of welcome on behalf of the church community to President Tadic was sent by archimandrite Danijel (Pavlovic), heugomen of Zitomislic. President Tadic warmly expressed his support for the return of Serbs in Mostar and the restoration of life in Mostar. With the clergy from the valley of the Neretva local government representatives and representatives of the Serbian community in Mostar had the opportunity to talk with President Tadic.
Immediately following the Patriarchal Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa awarded the highest distinction of the ancient Patriarchate, the Great Cross of the Apostle Mark to His Beatitude Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, in the Throne Room of the Patriarchal Mansion. The two primates had met privately prior to this in His Beatitude's Private Patriarchal Office.