Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Greece to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Georgios Diakofotakis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 7 September 2021. 

In a cordial and friendly conversation, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije emphasized that the Serbian Orthodox Church remembers with gratitude the fraternal solidarity and wholehearted help of the Greek people in difficult moments for the Serbian people. - Now, when the Hellenic Republic, in addition to the pandemic, is also facing the massive fires, the Serbian Orthodox Church will, in accordance with the possibilities, come to the aid of the sister Greek Orthodox Church and the fraternal Greek people, Patriarch Porfirije pointed out.

Patriarch Porfirije meets with President of Serbia

Today I received Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, at the Patriarchal residence.  We talked about the participation of the state in the completion of the Saint Sava Cathedral church and other important projects in which the Serbian Orthodox Church, together with all traditional churches and religious communities, cooperates with the state for the benefit of all citizens.

Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Takahiko Katsumata, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate on 7 September 2021.

In a cordial atmosphere, the interlocutors pointed out the good relations between the people of Serbia and Japan, who helped each other in difficult moments. Speaking about the current challenges in the region, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije emphasized that he fervently prays that all problems be resolved peacefully through dialogue.

Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Georgia to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency David Dondua, the non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the Republic of Serbia, at the Patriarchal Court in Belgrade, on 7 September 2021.

During the cordial meeting with the Georgian Ambassador, the primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church emphasized that he would continue the tradition of nurturing fraternal relations between the peoples of Serbia and Georgia, which, although geographically distant, are in many ways close and similar.

Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of Panama to Serbia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Her Excellency Julie Limberopoulos, the non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the Republic of Serbia, at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on September 6, 2021.

Besides current issues from the life of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the topic of conversation was the role of Patriarch Porfirije in the process of reconciliation and rapprochement of people of goodwill in the region.

Patriarch Porfirije at the Podgorica airport: I pray to God for this country, for this people and for all people, and I ask them to pray for me, because they are closer to God

I am leaving  this blessed country and people, I hope not for long,with mixed feelings. I am very happy because we have done the work of the Church, enthroned the Metropolitan according to the will of the Church and the people of this diocese, the people who deeply love the Church of Saint Sava.

But I am also more than sad, even horrified by the fact that there were some people in sight who intended to prevent this act of love for everyone with a sniper rifle. I thank everyone, I feel sorry for everyone who was injured in any way and I ask them for forgiveness. I pray to the Lord for this country, for this people and for all people, and I ask them to pray for me, because they are closer to God.