Patriarch of Serbia meets with President of Serbia

Serbian President Boris Tadic talked yesterday with His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and pointed out that the Church had an important place in our society. President and Patriarch spoke about the position of the clergy and monks of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohia, as well as on the protection of the cultural heritage in the southern province of Serbia.

During the meeting they agreed that it was necessary to accelerate works on the completion of the St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade and discussed the issue of marking the 1700 years of the Edict of Milan, which would be held in Nis in 2013. The meeting was also attended by the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Bachka.