Patriarch Irinej of Serbia visited the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in New York City on March 4, 2020.
The Serbian Patriarch and the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church were welcomed by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Director and the founder of the Foundation, who held a welcome speech. Rabbi Schneier expressed joy at the visit, which deepens co-operation with Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The conversation took place in a friendly atmosphere. The interlocutors recalled a gathering of world religious dignitaries in Switzerland in November 1992, at the suggestion of Rabbi Schneier. The gathering was attended by the then Serbian Patriarch Pavle.
Rabbi Schneier greeted Patriarch Irinej with the words: “I pray that the Lord grant you much health so that you may lead the Serbian Church for a long time. It is a great honor for me that you have come to me!”
Later, Patriarch Irinej visited the place of worship of the Jewish Community in New York.
Source: Serbian Orthodox Church