Serbian Orthodox Church
On April 26 the current year, the politically motivated court hearing against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the rest of the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was once again postponed! The last court hearing of this process was held on December 11, last year, and since then, five months in a row, the court hearings are being postponed, with the purpose of imposing pressure upon Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric!
A high delegation, consisting of mainly church dignitaries, paid an official visit to Serbia from 2-28 April 2013. His Grace Peter Skov-Jakobsen, Bishop of Copenhagen and the president of the Council for interchurch relations of the Danish Church, led the delegation Among members of the delegation there were Mr. Karsten Fledelius, professor of the University of Copenhagen, who is also a delegate of this Church at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches for 2013; two parish priests from Copenhagen, one representative of the Ministry of Science, as well as one professor of the University in Bornholm.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with representatives of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade yesterday, on 25 April 2013. The delegation was composed by Deputy Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohia Mr. Krstimir Pantic, head of the county of Kosovo-Mitrovica Mr. Radenko Nedeljkovic and presidents of the municipalities of Leposavic, Zvecan, Kosovska Mitrovica and Zubin Potok – Mr. Dragisa Vasic, Mr. Dragisa Milovic, Mr. Dragisa Vlaskovic and Mr. Slavisa Ristic. His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren attended the meeting.
In the churchyard of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica a great pan-national moleben for the salvation of Kosovo and Metohia was served on the 24th of April, 2013, at 6 p.m. His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral; His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina served the moleben with the concelebration of the clergy, monks and the faithful of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.
His Grace Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and the Littoral met with Reis-ul-ulema Husein ef. Kavazovic of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 in Sarajevo.