Forced entry into Orthodox churches and shrines frequently occurs on the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Metropolitanate of Dabro-Bosnia frequently addressed complaints to the Federation Ministry of the Interior, however the answer was always the same that the perpetrators were underage individuals. Although judging by the gravity of the situation, it was obvious that children could not execute the same.
The Holy Holy Hierarchal Liturgy of the Serbian Orthodox Church gave primarius Dr Dragutin Trickovic, director of the Dr Vukan Čupić Mother and Child Health Care Institute of Serbia in New Belgrade, with the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church - Order of Saint Sava of the Third Degree, for active love for the Holy Mother Church and persistent testimony of Resurrected Christ. On the feast day of Sretenje Dr Trickovic was awarded with this order by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of His Holiness, on the behalf and with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch.
The celebration of the Sretenje (Meeting of the Lord) in Orasac also this year commenced with the Divine Liturgy which was led by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, with the concelebration of local priests. The service of God waa attended by Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic with his spouse Katherine.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on February 15, on the feast day of the Meeting of the Lord (Sretenje) the Divine Liturgy in Ruzica church on Kalimegdan. He was concelebrated by many priests and deacons, and the choir of this holy church chanted.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch accompanied by vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno attended the central ceremony regarding the Statehood Day, which was held at the House of the National Assembly in Belgrade on February 15, 2012. On this occasion President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic handed to prominent individuals and institutions for for outstanding achievements in the field of sports, culture, security, medicine and science.