His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriach, received in audience yesterday, on 19 November 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade Mr. Mileta Radojevic, director of the Office for Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Milorad Grcic, director of the Mining Basin “Kolubara”.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, attended yesterday on 19 November 2012 the solemn celebration of the Anniversary Day of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the highest educational and cultural institutions, as well members of the diplomatic corps were present as well.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk on 16 November 2012 , with the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, arrived in an official visit to the Republic of Srpska. At the Banjaluka Airport the high guest and his delegation were welcomed by: His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka, Mr. Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in BiH, as well as representatives of the state authorities of the Republic of Srpska.
In St. Mark’s church Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno celebrated the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service for the suffered in the military action “Storm”.