Serbian Patriarch receives medical team of Serbia

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej on March 17, 2020, received an expert team of Serbian physicians at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej, realizing the seriousness of the situation, with regard to the presence of the pandemic, will accept the advice of doctors, i.e., infectologists and epidemiologists, and calls upon all citizens of the Republic of Serbia to strictly adhere to the prescribed measures of protection from coronavirus and, relative to the same, he decided by his personal example, as an elderly citizen, to demonstrate how one should sacrifice and adhere to necessary restrictive measures prescribed by experts and State institutions.

Cabinet of the Serbian Patriarchate

Earthquake damaged the Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral Church

In the powerful earthquake that struck Zagreb on March 22, 202, capital city of Croatia, the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Cvetni trg (Flower Square) was also damaged.

As deacon Dragan Radic, author of photographs of the destroyed church and buildings in the surrounding streets, told the Serbian Orthodox Church Information Service, there are no injuries among priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church and their family members.

Statement of Metropolitan Porfirije after the earthquake in Zagreb

His Eminence Porfirije, Serbian Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, issued the following statement:

“None temptation comes alone.  At this moment, when the whole world is trying to cope with the corona virus, Zagreb has experienced an earthquake this morning. As far as I know, there are no victims  among our faithful, but there is certainly huge damage to the buildings owned by our Metropolitanate”, said His Eminence Porfirije.