Dimitris Moskopoulos will be mediating between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the EU in Kosovo and Metochia22. February 2010 - 9:29
The head of the Greek Liaison Office in Pristina, Dimitris Moskopoulos, will be mediating between the Serbian Orthodox Church, on one side, and the EU and institutions on Kosovo, on the other, in the sphere of the protection of the religious and cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosmet, it was announced from the office of EU Special Representative in the Province Peter Feith. It has been specified this is in accordance with Kosovo's obligations in the field of religious and cultural heritage. Moskopoulos will be mediating in activities on the preservation of the religious and cultural heritage and will be actively engaged in the raising of the level of awareness regarding cultural heritage, reads the announcement.
Today on St. Theodore Saturday His Grace Bishop Atanasije, Administrator of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, served in the newly restored church of St. Nicholas in Pristina with the concelebration of a number of priests from the Diocese of Raška and Prizren and other Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church, including the hegumen of Studenica Monastery, archimandrite Tihon; the hegumen of Tvrdoš Monastery, archimandrite Sava; deacon Radoš from the Diocese of Žiča and others. This is the first liturgy served in St. Nicholas Church since March 2004 when the church was torched.
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His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received today, at the court of the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, Her Highness Princess Elizabeth Karadjordjevic with her companion. Also, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, in the presence of His Grace Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, received in separate meetings Their Excellencies Mr. Georgi Dimitrov, Ambassador of Bulgaria, and Mr. Andrzej Jasionowski, Ambassador of Poland.
High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton visits the monastery of Decani19. February 2010 - 19:17
His Grace Vicar Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan, with protosyngellos Sava (Janjic) and hieromonk Andrej (Sajc) received today at Visoki Decani Monastery Високу High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. Lady Ashton was accompanied by : Yves de Kermabon (Head of EULEX), Pierre Mirel (EC Director for Western Balkans), Robert Cooper (Director-General for External and Politico-Military Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU), Dimitris Moshopoulos (head of Greek office in Prishtina and newly appointed EU special adviser for the issues of Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo) with associates.
Starting today, the financial committee of the Holy Synod is continuing its work in Gracanica Monastery in order to thoroughly verify all aspects of the financial operations of the previous diocesan administration and to prepare a comprehensive report for the next session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops. At the same time, finances, personal accounts and illegally acquired property of the closest associates of Bishop Artemije are under investigation by the Serbian police. Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic told Tanjug yesterday that "the public be informed very soon" about the results of the investigation.