Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa sent a congratulatory letter on the occasion of the election of the new Patriarch of Serbia that was held yesterday on the 18th of February 2021.
The Patriarch of Alexandria stated that the news of the election of the new Patriarch “crossed the Balkan Peninsula and reached the land of the Nile and in our ears, made us overjoyed, for the Hierarchy and the clergy of the Church of St. Mark, and we exclaimed, Axios!”.
In His message, Patriarch Theodore stressed that “Your election marks auspicious feelings, as You succeed your brilliant predecessor, late Patriarch Irinej. You ascended to the historic throne of St. Savvas. May His blessings support you in Your high and heavy work.
We wish you from the bottom of our hearts, a long-lasting Patriarchy, without sorrows and with health.”