Serbian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch recieved of July 6, 2011 the Ambassador of France in Serbia, Mr. Francois-Xavier Deniau. On this occasion the Ambassador of France presented a position of this country regarding the monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija. He reminded that France never requested that the Serbian heritage in Kosovo and Metohija rename to Kosovo heritage and that it never questions the Serbian identity of this monasteries and that they belong to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
On the premises of the Serbian Orthodox Church Municipality in Osijek on July 3, 2011 a panel was held Serbian Orthodox Crosses in Osijek (from 1690 until today). The organizer of this panel is Dr Milorad Miskovic, the keeper of the Serbian heritage in the area of Osijek, and this is a sequel of the cyclus of presentation Serbian cultural heritage of Osijek.
The panel was greeted by Osijek's parish priest protopresbyter-staurophor Ratomir Petrovic on the behalf of the hosts, and all the present were blessed by Bishop Lukijan of Osek-Polje.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met yesterday on July 4, 2011 in Belgrade's Cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel with participants of the Fourth assembly of cadets of the Russian Cadet Corps in Serbia.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received yesterday on July 4, 2011 in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade a delegation of 104 associations of refugees and displaced Serbs from Croatia led by Mr. Miodrag Linta. The members of the delegation informed His Holiness with many problems that Serbian refugees and displaces have and gave Him a report on how the Government of Croatia failed to comply with the obligations from the Chapter 23 "Justice and Human Rights".
On Sunday, July 3 in Newcastle, the second largest city in the state of New South Wales, the church devoted to Saint Naum of Ohrid celebrated its Patron Saint's Day. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand. He was concelebrated on this occasion by presbyter Branko Bosancic and protodeacon Branko Vasilic.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, together with the clergy and faithful people, this morning sent Novak Djokovic a letter of congratulations for winning the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, and especially for winning first place on the ATP list. In his greetings Bishop Irinej emphasized: "May the Lord our only Victor, always bless, protect and forever lead in victory this our All-Serbian young man, who is the pride and joy of all Serbdom".