On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the President of Bosnia, Mr Milorad Dodik, visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, accompanied by his wife, associates, and the staff of the Embassy of Bosnia in Israel.
The President of Bosnia was received by Patriarch Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers.
At this visit, the President expressed his joy and thanksgiving for the visit, and the Patriarch spoke about the importance of visiting Jerusalem, a city exclusively claimed by many. However, it belongs to all people and nations, as it has been watered by Christ’s blood on the Cross and sanctified by His burial and Resurrection.
Such a Holy City is the one that the Patriarchate and the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood safeguard throughout the centuries, despite the challenges by radical Israeli elements and the representatives of Globalization.
The Church of Jerusalem is responsible for welcoming the pilgrims who are being sanctified by the grace of the Holy Places; they are thousands of people from all walks of life, as well as officials, representatives of governments and countries.
Explaining to the Patriarch the situation in Bosnia, the President offered a donation of 100,000 euros for the renovation project at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and exchanged gifts with Patriarch Theophilos before leaving to venerate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem