The Holy Father received the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic


Last September 11th, in the Vatican, the Holy Father received His Excellency Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, president of the Republic of Serbia. During the cordial meeting, among the topics discussed were the good relations between the Holy See and Serbia, Serbia’s progress towards full integration in the European Union, as well as the difficult condition of Syrian and Iraqi refugees that are crossing the borders during these recent days.
No news were given out about a possible Papal visit to Serbia, a visit that President Nikolic and his Government highly desires and for which a lot of effort has been put into by the Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, H.E. Msgr. Orlando Antonini, during his mission in Serbia, that is nearing to completion.
Ambassador Alberto di Luca, and all the collaborators of the Order’s Embassy in Belgrade, address a grateful and heartfelt thanks to H.E. Msgr. Antonini, for his exemplary and fruitful, diplomatic and pastoral work, always devoted to ecumenical fraternity between Catholics and Orthodox’ and to the common, spiritual and civic good of the Serbian society.

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