Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of Hungary

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Atilla Pinter, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on April 14, 2021.

The Serbian Patriarch and the Hungarian ambassador discussed various forms of cooperation between the two neighboring nations and their states. The patriarch informed the representative of Hungary of the principled position that all the rights that the Serbian Church has in the state and society have all the traditional Churches and religious communities. He also pointed out that he has been familiar with Hungarian culture since his early childhood and that there are many sincere friends among Hungarians with whom he cooperates on many issues.

Serbian Patriarch receives Archbishop of Belgrade

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Eminence Stanislav Hocevar,  Archbishop and Metropolitan of Belgrade, in the Serbian Patriarchate on 14 April 2021.

This was the first official visit of Archbishop Hovecar who congratulated Patriarch Porfirije the election and the enthronement to the throne of the primates of the Serbian Orthodox Church, expressing his dedication to the development of the friendly relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The renovation of the Cathedral church in Zagreb has begun

Preparations are underway for the beginning of works on the building of the Church Community

On April 14, 2021, the first phase of works on the renovation of the Church of the Transfiguration in Zagreb began, which was severely damaged in last year's earthquake (March 22). Emergency rehabilitation is performed according to the project of prof. Josip Galic and the architectural bureau Radionica statike, while the works are performed by the company Texo Molior.

Bishop Joanikije: We cannot progress spiritually if we do not repent

- In Montenegro, we have a good clergy that the Church can be proud of, said Bishop Joanikije

His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budva-Niksic and administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the served with the clergy the Holy Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Cathedral church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, which started the regular annual gathering of the clergy of Diocesan deaneries of Cetinje, Podgorica-Danilovgrad and Podgorica-Kolasin.

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of Romania

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Her Excellency Silvia Davidoiu, Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on April 14, 2021.

In a cordial conversation, the Patriarch and the representative of friendly Romania expressed mutual satisfaction with the centuries-old friendly relations between the two neighboring nations. The interlocutors agree that the Orthodox faith makes our peoples especially close. Ambassador Davidoiu informed Patriarch Porfirio about the excellent cooperation between the Republic of Romania and the Republic of Serbia, emphasizing that she is happy that the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Romanian Orthodox Church enjoy a reputation of the highest trust among the people.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Ukraine

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Alexander Alexandrovich, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on April 14, 2021.

Serbian Patriarch welcomed Ambassador Alexandrovich and spoke warmly about the closeness of Serbs and Ukrainians. Ambassador Alexandrovich also pointed out several examples of historical, cultural and religious ties between the two fraternal peoples, emphasizing the participation of Ukrainian soldiers in the KFOR mission in Kosovo and Metohija, where, among other things, they were engaged in securing Serbian Orthodox shrines.