Patriarch and president meet and urge “unity”

TANJUG - 13/5/13 BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej and President Tomislav Nikolić met on Monday and urged "absolute unity and responsibility". This is necessary "in the search for a solution to the Kosovo and Metohija issue as the most important national matter." “We wish to resolve the Kosovo and Metohija issue in a way that ...

MOC welcomes proposal for talks with SPC

TANJUG 1/11/2012 SKOPJE -- The Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) has reacted to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić's proposal for resolving a dispute with the Serbian Orthodox Church. In a statement, the MOC Synod said that they expected the proposal "to lead toward the resumption of the suspended dialogue between the churches". After a week-long analysis, the Macedonian Church welcomed President ...

Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric seeks help

15/8/2012 BELGRADE -- Representatives of the Ohrid Orthodox Archbishopric met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić on Tuesday in Belgrade. They briefed him about the problems this autonomous archbishopric of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Macedonia has had in seeking protection of their human rights and religious freedoms, Bishop Irinej of Bačka said. Representatives of the Ohrid Archbishopric informed ...

President Nikolić seeks advice from Patriarch

Tanjug 7/6/2012 BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met late on Monday in Belgrade with the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Patirarch Irinej. Nikolić said after the meeting that he hoped a new government would be formed soon, adding that the citizens "will not show understanding for those in charge of doing that job who are ...

Serbia’s new president takes oath of office

31/5/2012 BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić was on Thursday in Belgrade sworn in in front of the Serbian parliament, officially taking over as Serbia's new president. Nikolić won in the second round of the presidential election on May 20, defeating Boris Tadić, who sought his third term in office. The special parliament session in Belgrade today was attended by ...

Patriarch: Hunger strike is not Christian

TANJUG 18.04.2011 NIŠ -- Serbian Patriarch Irinej said on Monday that he had sent a note to leader of the SerbProgressive Party (SNS) Tomislav Nikolić. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church said he called on the opposition leader to end his hunger and thirst strike, "as it is not Christian". Nikolić is on a hunger strike trying to ...

Enthronement of Serbian Patriarch Prepared

2/10/2010 BELGRADE -- Preparations for the ceremony of inauguration of Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej in Kosovo are in their final stage. It seems almost certain that Serbian President Boris Tadić will not be the only politician at the ceremony. Leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Tomislav Nikolić and former Serbian Parliament Speaker Predrag ...