Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia received the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Serbia, Nikolaus Lutterotti, on Friday, April 2, 2021.
During the meeting, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church expressed his gratitude to the Republic of Austria for a completely appropriate attitude towards the spiritual needs of Orthodox Serbs who live and work in that country. The Patriarch expressed his belief that all-important issues will continue to be resolved in close cooperation with the competent authorities with Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.
Congratulating the Patriarch on his enthronement, Ambassador Lutterotti pointed out that the Patriarch’s long-term commitment to building peace, understanding, and trust in the region is known, recognized, and highly appreciated in Austria.
The interlocutors emphasized the common position on the importance of cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Austria, and the Patriarch said that the Serbian people owe great gratitude to Roman Catholics in Austria, especially Cardinal Schönborn, who showed Christian love for our Church and people.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Serbia, Sabine Kroissenbrunner, and the Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, Deacon Aleksandar Prascevic.
Source: Serbian Orthodox Church