His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Krupanj, which is devastated by the overflow of the Krzava, Likodra, Cadjavica and Bogostica rivers and by triggering the great number of landslides.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for collecting aid for the afflicted in the floods, as well as activists of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.
On this occasion the aid of four tons of food, hygiene items, three hundred pairs of rubber boots, raincoats and hoses for pumping water was delivered.
Special Sunday collection raises $18K - fundraising efforts ongoing as scope of devastation is revealed
Chicago, IL - Responding to the Church's call for emergency assistance to flood-ravaged areas in Serbia, Republika Srpska and Bosnia & Herzegovina, parishioners at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago raised $18,000 in a special collection on Sunday, May 18th, with all proceeds going to the Church's relief efforts.
Regarding catastrophic natural disasters and floods in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia, and Serbia, we appeal to all in order to immediately begin with the collection of financial aid which is going to be forwarded and distributed by our Diocese and the Serbian Orthodox Church to those who are most in need.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Farid Zarif, Special Representative of UN Secretary General and Head of UNMIK , at the Serbian Patriarchate on 13 May 2014. Peter Due, chief of UN Office in Belgrade and Mr. Paul Mecklenburg, advisor, were also present at the audience.
The same day, Serbian Patriarch received Dr. Slavenko Terzic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Russian Federation.