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Patriarch Porfirije and Minister Dmitrović on demography

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, talked with Mr. Ratko Dmitrovic, Minister of Family Welfare and Demography in the Patriarchal Palace, on 11 February 2022.

The Minister informed the Patriarch about the problematic demographic situation in Serbia and the Serbian people and the state's measures to create preconditions for demographic recovery.

The Serbian Patriarch spoke with the President of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received the Ambassador of the Russian Federation  Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko and the President of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations Valery Alexeyev at the Patriarchal Palace on 11 February 2022.

The Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch Bishop Sava of Marca attended the audience. 

Conversation between Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and Sir Stuart Peach

His Holliness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Sir Stuart Peach, the British Prime Minister's Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on 9 February 2022.  

In a cordial, friendly and open conversation, His Holiness Patriarch reminded that the all-round development of Serbian-British relations especially strengthens the cordial relationship that traditionally exists between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church.

The Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Ukraine to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch received in a farewell visit Alexander Alexandrovich, Ambassador of Ukraine, on February 8, 2022.

The reception at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade was attended by His Grace  Bishop Sava of Marca, Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.

Saint Sava celebrated in the Saint Sava Cathedral church

Patriarch Porfirije: Today we rejoice spiritually as Christians, but we also rejoice as Orthodox Serbs, because today we celebrate the ancestor of our family, the one who gave birth to us in Christ, the one who gave birth to us by the Holy Spirit, the one who once and for all paved the way on which the Serbian people is going and should go. That path is the way of Christ, it is the way of the Gospel of Christ.

Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of Serbia, was celebrated with the Holy Hierchical Liturgy ofificiated by His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch in the covenant church of the Serbian people in the Vracar district in Belgrade, on 27 January 2022.  

Patriarch Porfirije served the funeral service to Bishop Lavrentije of blessed repose

Following the Requiem Office for the Dead in the Cathedral church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Sabac, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch served the funeral service for Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac of blessed repose. 

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Pahomije of Vranje, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and the Administrator of Sabac, Atanasije of Mileseva, Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic, Jerotej of Toplica and Justin of Hvosno; many priests and hieromonks from many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.