Yesterday His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, had a conversation over the phone with Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana, the new Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, reports the press service of the Department for External Church Relations. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church heartily congratulated Metropolitan Porfirije on his election and wished him much strength and fortitude from the Lord on his forthcoming path of Patriarchal ministry.
Having thanked His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for the congratulations and best wishes, His Eminence Porfirije asked Patriarch Kirill for his prayers for the success of the service entrusted to him.
The newly elected Patriarch of Serbia was also congratulated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The enthronement ceremony of His Holiness Porfirije will take place at the Belgrade’s Cathedral Church of the Holy Archangel Michael on February 19, 2021.