Biography of Pope Francis

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, reportedly took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. Prior to his election as pope, Bergoglio served as archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013,  as cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church of Argentina from 2001 to 2013, and as president of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina from 2005 to 2011.

Concert of Spiritual Music in Berlin

Concert of Spiritual Music in Berlin
Concert of Spiritual Music in Berlin
Concert of Spiritual Music in Berlin
Concert of Spiritual Music in Berlin

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of the celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, a concert of spiritual music was held at the church of Saint Sava in Berlin on Saturday, 9 March 2013.

On the beginning of the concert the dean of the Saint Sava church, protopresbyter Veljko Gacic, pointed out the significance of this jubilee for our Local Church, for all Christianity and for the whole world.

The authorities are not bringing Archbishop Jovan to trial for more than three months!

On March 12, 2013, one year and three months are concluded since Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje is found in detention!

The last court hearing in the latest staged court process on religious grounds against the Archbishop, the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric was held on December 11, 2012.

Despite the recommendations by the European Union for not prolonging the court proceedings, this process has been persistently delayed; namely, it was first scheduled for January 16, 2013, but it was cancelled! Then, also the hearing scheduled for February 20, 2013 was cancelled. Archbishop Jovan is in detention, the Bishops, monastics and the faithful people are regularly reporting to the court, hence they are not the reason for the delaying of the court process!

Members of the National Council of Churches in Australia along with Minister

National Heads of Churches of Australia held its regular semiannual session on 6 March 2013, under the presidency of Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the premises of the Cathedral church of Holy Prince Lazar in Alexandria, which is the seat of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand.

Serbian Patriarch celebrates at the Cathedral church on Memorial Saturday

Serbian Patriarch celebrates at the Cathedral church on Memorial Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrates at the Cathedral church on Memorial Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrates at the Cathedral church on Memorial Saturday
Serbian Patriarch celebrates at the Cathedral church on Memorial Saturday

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated on Memorial Saturday, the Holy Liturgy for the departed at Belgrade’s Cathedral church.