Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos Visits Serbian Orthodox Community in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - 31/10/17 His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, President of the Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was the guest of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej for Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Bijeljna, Bosnia. The Cathedral serves as the Cathedral See ...

Serbian Orthodox patriarch to address UN on Friday

Tanjug - 5/9/13 BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej will speak at the UN in New York on September 6 at the invitation of UN General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić. This was announced on the website of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). The patriarch should also meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the website says. ...

Growing Islamic fundamentalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina

John Newton and Eva-Marie Kolman 20/1/2012 Christians and moderate Muslims are trying to stem the tide of Islamo-fascism in the heart of the former Yugoslavia. The rise of radical Islam in Bosnia-Herzegovina is going unchallenged by the authorities, the country’s leading bishop has warned. Cardinal Vinko Puljic, the Archbishop of Sarajevo, highlighted the growth of extremism in the ...

OHR reacts to patriarch’s statement

12/1/2012 The OHR has reacted to Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej’s statement that the RS is “the youngest Serbian state”. The OHR pointed out that Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Constitution left no room for any kind of the entity’s sovereignty and that “the entity’s jurisdiction was not an indication of any sort of statehood”. “The entities were established with ...

Around 1,700 cultural facilities in region damaged during wars

Emg.rs, Tanjug 2/9/2011 At least 1,700 cultural and religious facilities, some of which are on the UNESCO world heritage list, were damaged or destroyed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, NATO bombing and riots in Kosovo 2004, according to incomplete data.During 78 days of NATO bombing in Serbia 1999, over 175 cultural monuments were damaged or ...