The issue of the completion of legal proceedings in Australia is a constant concern of our Metropolitanate, one which we have at present started to actively implement. At the convocations of the Executive Board and Assembly of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand (03 to 05 September 2015) in Melbourne, the official position of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church was formulated as such that the Metropolitanate would not initiate new proceedings or continue with procedures that were stayed until the handing down of the judgment of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and adoption of a Scheme regarding the use of the New Kalenich Monastery; except in the case of an appeal, in order to defend our court victory in the process of restoring the New Kalenich Monastery to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
On April 9th, 2016, St George Serbian Orthodox Church hosted their first annual Lenten workshop sponsored by the Circle of Serbian Sisters. This year’s workshop facilitator was parish priest Fr Aleksa Pavichevich who spoke on the theme “Quiet: Listening to God in a Noisy World.”
On Saturday April 2, 2016 the Wonderworking icon of the Most Holy Mother of God (of the Sign) - Kursk-Root Icon; was at St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Dr. Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 11 April 2016.
The reception was also attended by Mr. Vladimir Bozovic, adviser to the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
President of the Government of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Aleksandar Vucic visited the seat of the Diocese of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral in Mostar, where he met Bishop Grigorije and the priesthood of Mostar.
Following the talks at the Episcopal Court, Prime Minister Vucic along with the hosts visited the construction site of the Cathedral church.