Audience at the Serbian Patriarchate – 24 February 2015

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received in audience His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on 24 February 2015.

Besides His Holiness, the audience was also attended by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, His Grace Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica, and protopresbyter-stavrophor Savo B. Jovic, chief secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Cardinal Koch was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio His Excellency Orlando Antonini, Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar, Monsignor Janusz Błachowiak, priests Jacinth Destivelle and Robert Pastiuk.

During two-hour talks many important topics which are currently opened in mutual relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church were discussed, with a particular analysis of the historical perspective of the events on the territory of the former Yugoslavia in the period of the Second World War.

From the Office of His Holiness
deacon Aleksandar Sekulic