Address at the J. Dennis Hastert Center
for Economics, Government and Public Policy
at Wheaton College
by H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia,
17 March 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It's a distinct honor and privilege to be a guest of the Hastert Center, named after the longest-serving Republican House Speaker in history.
I would especially like to thank President Ryken and Professor Norton for the invitation to address you here tonight, at the premier liberal arts college of evangelical Christianity.
Your Beatitude, regarding the catastrophic earthquake with a great number of casualties that struck Japan, we pray for You that along with your families of the suffered and all people of Japan receive our sincere and deep condolence. We pray to the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who is Resurrection and Life (John 11,25) for the repose of their souls, and give comfort to You, the families and to all brotherly people of Japan through the grief.
His Holiness also sent the telegram of condolence to His Excellency Mr. Toshio Tsunozaki, the Ambassador of Japan in Belgrade.
His Holiness Patriarch IRINEJ expresses condolence to Pope Shenouda III about deadly terror attacks:
"On the sad occasion of the terrorist attack on the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, where 21 persons lost theirs lives, We address this sincere condolence to Your Holiness, Coptic Church, to families of the slaughtered, likewise to the all Christian people of Egypt with prayers toward God, for the repose of souls of the innocent people, and comfort of the pain of their beloved ones."
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch has received today in an official visit His Excellency Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Serbia, Alexander Vasilyevich Konuzin, on his personal request.
In this occasion Ambassador informed His Holiness about details of yesterday's meeting with monk Artemije and his entourage in the Embassy of Russia and expressed his regret for the incorrect interpretation of the mentioned meeting, which took place upon the initiative of monk Artemije, and not on the request of His Excellency.
Communique of the Holy Synod of Bishops regarding the formal act of the enthronement of Serbian Patriarch Irinej29. September 2010 - 17:50
In preparation for the formal act of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch on October 3, 2010 in the Stavropegial Laura of the Serbian patriarchs - the Patriarchate of Pec, the Holy Synod of Bishops reminds firstly all Orthodox believers, but also the whole public that the enthronement is only a religious and a spiritual activity of the historical significance for our Church and the entire Serbian people, as well as any politicization of the event is undesirable and absolutely unacceptable.