Marking of the 10th anniversary of the March Pogrom began with the memorial service which was served by His Grace Teodosije of Raska-Prizren in the church of Saint Nicholas in Pristina yesterday, on 17 March 2014.
After the memorial service for the Pogrom victims Bishop Teodosije also reminded of the suffered Orthodox churches, Serbian homes and the expulsion of more than 4000 Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija.
It is ten years today since a pogrom was committed against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and its order-givers and organizers from Albanian political and paramilitary structures have still remained unnamed and unpunished.
Bishop Jovan of Ulpiana, a vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia, accompanied a Serbian team to the 14thFAI World Para-Ski Championship held in Kuzbass on 11-16 March 2014. He was invited by the Para-Ski Federation of the Kemerovo region and Metropolitan Aristarkh of Kemerovo and Prokopievsk with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. At the opening ceremony, Bishop Jovan made a parachute jump.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Professor Dr. Dragan Vukanic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia today, on March 14th, 2014.
The audience was held in the presence of protopresbyter-stavrophor Dragan Pavlovic and presbyter Ivan Strbacki, parish priests of the church of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist at the Central cemetary in Belgrade.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Gela Valiyev, Director of the international company Roslav at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 12 March 2014. Mr. Valiyev was accompanied by Mr. Zahariy Valiyev, priest Aleksandar Obradovic, dean of the church of Sts. Cyrril and Methodius in Ljubljana, as well as f. Dejan Mandic, parish priest of Ljubljana.
The representatives of the company Roslav, already known for their engagement in aiding the Serbian Orthodox Church in Slovenia, on this occasion asked him for a blessing for a further engagement of their company in this region. They also asked His Holiness to bless their intention to help, within their capabilities, the restoration of the Patriarchal residence in Belgrade.