Serbian Patriarch Irinej Sends Easter Messages

BELGRADE – Serbian Patriarch Irinej Friday sent happy Easter wishes to the leaders of all Christian churches who celebrate “the most joyous Christian holiday” on the Western Christian date for Easter Sunday.

According to a release from the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej wished a happy Easter to Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Evangelical Bishop of Bavaria Heinrich Bedford-Strohm and dignitaries of other Protestant churches around the world.

Patriarch Irinej wished a most happy Easter to dignitaries and believers of traditional churches and religious communities in Serbia, including the Roman Catholic Church, Slovak Evangelical Church, Reformed Christian Church and Evangelical Methodist Church in Serbia.

The Serbian Patriarch also sent Easter greetings to ecumenical and denominational bodies and organizations – the World Council of Churches, Conference of European Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches and other ecumenical bodies and organizations.