Representatives of Megatrend University at the Patriarchate court

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has received today at the Patriarchate court representatives of the Megatrend University: Prof. Dr Mica Jovanovic, the dean of the University; Mijat Damjanovic and Vladan Kutleshic, along with Dragomir Acovic, a member of the Crown Council and a friend of the Megatrend University.

Metropolitan Amfilohije meets with a newly appointed ambassador of Serbia in Romania Zoran S. Popovic

His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has received today at the Patriarchate court the newly appointed ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Romania Mr. Zoran S. Popovic. During a nice an pleasant conversation, His Eminence Metropolitan has wished Mr. Popovic all the best from the Lord and a success in a noble mission he was going to undertake, and especially persistence in a work of the promotion of relations between Serbia and Romania. His Eminence asked Mr. Popovic to convey brotherly greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia to His Holiness Patriarch Daniel of All Romania.

Statement about Preparations for the 13th General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches

The Orthodox on the way to Lyon
‘Called to One Hope in Christ'

STATEMENT

1. Upon the invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and under the moderatorship of His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima (Ecumenical Patriarchate), 27 hierarchs, priests, deacons, university professors and lay persons (male and female), representing nearly all of the Orthodox Churches members of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), gathered in Ierapetra, Crete, Greece, from 27 to 30 April 2009, within the framework of preparations for the 13th General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches, which will be held in Lyon, France, from 15 to 21 July 2009, under the theme, "Called to One Hope in Christ". The Consultation was honored by the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Irineos of Crete at the official opening prayer at Saint George Cathedral in Ierapetra and the inaugural session, as well as by His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronas (Chania).

St.Sava College – The Next Step Forward

In the weeks leading up to Pascha, His Grace Bishop Irinej extended a heartfelt invitation to a number of individuals within the community to find their place and to offer their expertise and enthusiasm for a project which he said is, "perhaps the greatest challenge that our Serbian Orthodox Church in Sydney has undertaken, but one which is surely destined to become her greatest joy," referring to St.Sava College.

Restriction of religious teaching in public schools in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

An independent United Nations human rights expert expressed disbelief today at the backlash targeted against a recent court decision to restrict religious teaching in public schools in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Wrapping up a five-day visit to the country, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Asma Jahangir, issued a statement noting that the Constitution "provides that religious communities and groups are separate from the State and equal before the law.