Representatives of Traditional Churches and Religious Communities Awarded with Sretenje Order
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic delivered yesterday, on 6 December 2012, at the ceremony at the Office of the President of Serbia, the medals of Sretenje Order of the Second Degree to the representatives of the Church and religious communities in Serbia.
This order was received by: Very Venerable Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic, Very Reverend Archpresbyter of the Catholic Church Jakob Pfeifer of the Odzaci Parish of the Roman Catholic Church, Right Reverend Bishop István Csete-Szemesi of the Reformed Christian Church and honorary president of the Union of Jewish communities in Serbia Mr. Aca Singer. President Nikolic previously awarded Reis-ul-ulema Hamdija Jusufspahic with the Sretenje Order, of the First Degree, where Serbian Patriarch Irinej was present .
Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa and Porfirije of Jegar attended the ceremony as well as Apostolic Nuncio Orlando Antonini, Reis-ul-ulema Adem Zilkic of the Islamic Community of Serbia, Belgrade Mufti Muhamed Jusufspahic, General Vicar of the Belgrade Archbishopric Leopold Rohmes, Dr. Dragan Novakovic on the behalf of the director of the Office for the Cooperation with Traditional Churches and Religious Communities, high representative of the Serbian Armed Forces, many monks and priests, relatives and friends of the awarded.