Information of the traditional churches and religious communities in Serbia, from the press conference at the premises of Belgrade Roman Catholic Archdiocese7. September 2011 - 14:50
The Traditional churches and religious communities in Serbia, on September 7, 2011 at the press conference of the Belgrade Archdiocese, inform the public about next:
I REMARKS OF THE TRADITIONAL CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES ON АNNOUNCED SUPPORTING CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS OF THE LAW ON (RESTITUTION) ON RETURN OF THE PROPERTY OF CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
1. The aim of the Government of the RS is that in announced accompanying changes and amendments on the return of the church property, in fact, reduce the level of human rights of churches and religious communities, and that, in this unconstitutional manner, ostensibly, provide the former owners the right to equal legal protection. Instead to provide the former owners secure the right to equal protection of the restitution, through accepting the same scope of property rights by the law recognized to churches and religious communities , the Government of the RS hereby reduces achieved level of property rights to churches and religious communities, which is a direct violation of the provisions of Article 20 par. 2 of the Constitution of the RS.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Yevgeny Primakov, Russian former Prime Minister and the chief of the Russian diplomacy. The meeting was attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch.
In the Zica monastery, the endowment of Saint Sava and Saint Simeon (king Stephen the First Crowned) yesterday, on September 1, 2011 the first international spiritually scientific Symposium on female monasticism has solemnly commenced. The Symposium that began yesterday will last until September 4.
With a blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, his Vicar Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar, with the concelebration of six priests and three deacons. A thankful public prayer meeting was served on the ocasion of the end of the schooling of cadets of 131th and 132nd class of the Military Academy and the invocation of the Holy Spirit for the beginning of a new school year in the Military high school. This is a traditional event which takes place on the beginning of September, and which is the result of a very successful cooperation realized by the Committee for religious education of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac and the military educational institution which are located on the territory of the jurisdiction of the Arcbishopric.
A meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac at St. Basil of Ostrog church on Bezanija31. August 2011 - 12:57
This year's annual meeting of religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovac, held on Tuesday, August 30, will be remembered for Serbian Patriarch Irinej's first participation at this sort of meeting. As before, at the beginning of the school year, the religious teachers of the Archbishopric of Belgrade - Karlovac gathered in Saint Basil of Ostrog church in Belgrade's suburb of Bezanija. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. He was concelebrated by Vicar Bishop Atanasije (Rakita) of Hvosno, the president of the Committee for religious education and several priests and deacons. At the Liturgy the Choir of catechists chanted.