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DefMin, Church head on need for unity

March 10, 2023

Serbian Defense Minister Milos Vucevic told the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Friday that the country needs the unity of the state, church and the people as well as the unity of the military and the church.

Speaking during Patriarch Porfirije’s visit to headquarters of the Serbian Armed Forces Guards, Vucevic said that the unity of the church and military was broken off decades earlier but is now being restored.

The Patriarch said that “there is nothing more natural than priests being with their people everywhere, especially in a specific service like the military”. “The military surely needs spiritual support, spiritual orientation and spiritual consolation,” the church elder said and recalled that he was involved in the process of forming a chaplain service. He blessed all service people and offered a prayer for peace.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/defmin-church-head-on-need-for-unity/ 

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