Church of Serbia – 26/9/17
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic received in audience His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, who was paying an official visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In a cordial and friendly conversation with Patriarchs of Alexandria and of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Theodoros II and His Holiness Irinej, President Vucic thanked for the great contribution which during his decade-long missionary work Patriarch Theodoros II had provided towards the development and consolidation of the peaceful cooperation among countries and peoples. He drew attention to the great importance that the Serbian Orthodox Church had had throught the history and emphasized readiness of the Serbian state to support completion of works at the St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade.
Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria awarded President Vucic with the order of the Great Cross of Saint Mark the Apostle for his special merits and concern for the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as for his great charity activity in previous years and initiatives for future activities while heading the office of the President of the Republic of Serbia.
President Vucic awarded His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa with the order of the Serbian Banner I Degree for for his outstanding merits in developing and strengthening friendly relations and cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.
The audience was attended by His Eminence Metropolitans Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Georgios of Guineia and Niphont of Pelousion, as well as by Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, and the Secretary of the Synod of the Church of Alexandria Very Venerable Archimandrite Daniel and the General Secretary of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nikola Selakovic.