The official visit of President of the Parliament of the Republic of Austria to Bishop Andrej

His Grace Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland received Mr. Wolfgang Sobotka, the President of the Austrian National Council with a delegation at the Seat of the Diocese in Vienna, on 19 March 2021.

In front of the Cathedral church Bishop Andrej welcomed the high guest and wished him cordial welcome. During the audience which was held in the solemn salon of the Diocese, President Sobotka and Bishop Andrej exchanged thoughts on all important topics from the public and political life, about conditions of the work of the Serbian Church in Austria, interfaith dialogue and current events concerning the life of the Serbian people in Vienna and the Republic of Austria. 

The high guest expresed his joy regarding the electiona and enthronement of the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije. In this regard, President Sobotka handed over an official letter to Bishop Andrej for the new Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Bishop Andrej warmly thanked President Sobotka for the official visit. The interlocutors expressed a desire to continue the valuable contact. After the audience, the Bishop showed the high guest the Cathedral of Saint Sava and the newly renovated space of the Bishop's Palace in Vienna.

Source: Diocese of Austria-Switzerland