In a simple gathering, the Patriarchal Court sent their wishes to the Ecumenical Patriarch for his birthday, while the hierarchs, who are in Constantinople, sent a congratulations message and flowers due to the traffic ban on the weekend.
The Ecumenical Patriarch thanked the merciful God for everything He offered him in his life, and especially in the 60 years he has been serving the Mother Church, 30 of which have been from the position of Ecumenical Patriarch.
He also thanked the Hierarchy of the Throne, and blessed the members of the Patriarchal Court, expressing his gratitude to all for their support.
Afterwards, the Ecumenical Patriarch had a private meeting with Ambassador Dr. Vladimir Božović, who is also the Legal Adviser of the Serbian Patriarchate, at the Patriarchal Office.
During the meeting, in a cordial atmosphere, they had the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest.