Serbia observes first day of mourning
BELGRADE -- Monday is the first of three days of mourning in Serbia after Sunday’s passing of Serbian Orthodox Church head His Holiness Patriarch Pavle.
People wait in front of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Beta)
Citizens waited for hours to be able to pay tribute to Patriarch Pavle at Belgrade's Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel.
The lines people formed in front of the church were long all night and did not wane until the early morning hours of Monday.
Worshippers also lit candles at the church for the soul of His Holiness. Prayers were also ready in the evening.
At a meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod on Sunday it was decided that Patriarch Pavle would be buried on Thursday at the Rakovica monastery, which is where he had said earlier both verbally and in his will he would like to be laid to rest.
Metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral Amfilohije will take over the Patriarch’s duties, according to the Synod. He was already serving as Pavle’s deputy and performed his duties when the Church head had fallen ill.
All details regarding Patriarch Pavle’s funeral will be known today after a meeting of the funeral committee formed by the Synod, which is made up of both priests and government officials.
ponedeljak 16.11.2009 | 17:09 | Source: FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Many political and religious officials, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, gave their condolences for the death of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle.
ponedeljak 16.11.2009 | 17:06 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (44) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Christopher Dell, says the local elections have shown that "independent Kosovo is a place where democracy is flourishing".
ponedeljak 16.11.2009 | 14:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament observed a minute's silence at the start of its Monday sitting.
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BELGRADE, NOVI PAZAR, SARAJEVO -- In the wake of the news that His Holiness Patriarch Pavle had died, numerous leaders of religious communities in the country and region sent their condolences.
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BELGRADE -- The Constitution of Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) envisions that the Church Assembly should meet within three months in order to elect a new patriarch.
ponedeljak 16.11.2009 | 09:54 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (28) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (DPK), led by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, claimed victory in Sunday’s local elections in Kosovo.