BELGRADE – The Prince of Wales met with Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade on Wednesday.
Prince Charles – known as a great advocate of dialogue among the world’s most widespread religions – previously took part in an interfaith dialogue of representatives of Christian, Islamic and Jewish communities at Princess Ljubica’s Residence.
Earlier on, Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, took a walking tour of Kalemegdan, after which the prince walked to Princess Ljubica’s Residence, while the duchess visited the Home for Children without Parental Care, where she met with representatives of UNICEF and the Novak Djokovic Foundation.
Later in the day, the prince is scheduled to visit the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava, whose history also links the peoples of the United Kingdom and Serbia.
British missionary and benefactor Francis McKenzie, who lived in Belgrade from 1876 until his death in 1895, is among the few foreigners whose names are on the list of the church’s major benefactors.