Statement by Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije

Published On: 13/05/2024

All the doors of this world stand open to me, just as ours are open to all. Yet the doors of my own home, the Patriarchate of Peć, remain closed by those who are denying me entry.

As the Serbian Patriarch, as a citizen, and as a believer, I know and affirm that those doors will sooner or later be opened by God Himself. Those who have shut the doors of the house of prayer are doing evil first to themselves, and then to all people. They have shut the doors to every good, blessing, and happiness. When the Serbian Patriarch is deprived of freedom of movement like this, one can only wonder what happens to the Serbs who live in ghettos? To them, I say: endure, because whoever endures to the end shall be saved. If they have closed the doors of the Patriarchate of Peć for the Serbian Patriarch, they surely cannot limit our love and our good intentions. It is certain that for us, especially on Kosovo and Metohija, the heavens are open and they will open all the doors that evil has closed.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije