BELGRADE – Serbian Patriarch Irinej believes the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could assist in determining the circumstances leading to the fire in the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava in New York.

“The FBI could help. They are the most competent to untie this knot,” the Patriarch says in an statement published in the Kurir daily on Sunday.

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church adds all reports are still pending concerning the fire that engulfed the Serbian church in Manhattan.

“We still do not know what happened, or more precisely, for now we can just assume what happened in New York on Easter.  The most relevant answer will come from experts who will analyse the problem and try to establish the cause of the fire,” Patriarch Irinej says.