Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon agreed that a destruction of the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be a crime and that it must not be allowed to happen.
Nikolic requested Ban's support for preventing Kosovo's admission to UNESCO and protecting the Serbian heritage, which is also the world's heritage, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement on Wednesday. It would be a great crime if the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija would be destroyed, said Nikolic, noting that Serbia expects support from all those who act by following their conscience.
Nikolic presented to Ban documents due to which Serbia is opposing the admission to UNESCO of the "Republic of Kosovo", unilaterally declared by ethnic Albanians in the province.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Mr. Axel Dittmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Germany to Belgrade, at the Serbian Patriarchate, on Monday, 28 September 2015.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received representatives of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) from Baltimore, USA, at the Serbian Patriarchate on Monday, 28 September 2015.
The high delegates of this charity organization exposed the results achieved so-far in the field of helping the needy in today’s difficult living conditions, emphasized the significance of cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church and presented some possibilities for improving actions in the area of providing support to people who have been deprived of basic living conditions, particularly in Kosovo and Metohija.
On the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej served the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of the local clergy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Milton.
On Saturday, September 19th, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord at Milton.
The Patriarch was concelebrated by protosyncelos Vasilije (Gavrilovic), protodeacon DamjanBozic and deacon Djurad jKojic. His Holiness baptized a boy, GavriloZubac, the tenth grandson of Very Revd. VasilijeTomic, parish priest of Richmond Hill and deputy of His Holiness. Following the end of the vesper service, ambassador of Serbia to Canada Mr. MihajloPapazoglu payed a visit His Holiness.
The Serbian Sisters celebrated their slava, the Nativity of the Theotokos, on Sunday September 20.
The Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was served by His Holiness the Patriarch of Serbia and Administrator of the Canadian Dioses Irinej. Serving alongside His Holiness were: archpriest Vasilije (Gavrilovic), V. Rev. Steva Stojisavljevic, V. Rev. Vojislav Pavlovic, and protodeacon Damjan Bozic. Our choir Stevan Mokranjac responded to the Liturgy.