A deficiency of intelligence and integrity, a surplus of petty pretentiousness and malice

Mirko Đorđević, self-proclaimed "religious analyst" (of the sort for whom only the code for semi-literate journalist applies), wrote a wretched, wicked article in Danas on 10 May 2010 (p. 6) entitled "A Surplus of Saints" in which he repeats yet again his vicious-stupid slandering of St. Nikolaj of Žiča, now also adding St. Justin the New of Ćelije, following his recent addition to the diptych of the saints, which was done at the recent convocation of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of our Church (not "his proclamation as a saint" by the "Synod of the SPC," as the unknowing know-it-all M.Đ. writes, in addition to a host of other lies and misinformation).

Frequent break-ins in Orthodox churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia

In the past week it has been broken into several churches of the Diocese of Gornji Karlovci. The church bell from a church of St. Petka in Gornja Chemernica (municipality of Gvozd). Burglars did not stop at this but also have invaded the altar of the church and stole two icon lamps from the Precious Cross. One bell was also stolen from the church of the Transfiguration of Christ in Komogovina (municipality of Donji Kukuruzari). The same thing happened last year in the church of St. Petka in Glavaci near Otochac before a consecration of this church. In Karlovac a bell was stolen from the place where all bells were deposited for safekeeping after blowing up the church of St. Nicholas.

Patriarch Irinej meets with ambassadors of Iraq and Egypt

His Holiness IRINEJ, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Yahya Salih Mahdi Al-Gorani, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.

His Holiness held a reception yesterday for His Excellency Ali Galal Basiouny, Ambassador of Egypt.

His Grace vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno was present at the receptions.

Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade April 26 - May 5, 2010

The regular Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church was held at the Patriarchate in Belgrade, under the presidency of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, from April 26 - May 5, 2010. All the diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church participated in the work of the Assembly.