During the meeting between the Iranian Ambassador and Cultural Attaché in Serbia and Archbishop of Serbia Archbishop Porphyry said that relations with Iran is of fundamental importance to the Serbian Orthodox Church because Iran has a unique position in building and creating human civilization due to its ancient history.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): During the meeting between the Iranian Ambassador and Cultural Attaché in Serbia and Archbishop of Serbia Archbishop Porphyry said that relations with Iran is of fundamental importance to the Serbian Orthodox Church because Iran has a unique position in building and creating human civilization due to its ancient history.
According to the Public Relations Department of the Islamic Culture and Relation Organization, the meeting was attended by Mohammad Taghi Bakhtiari, head of the Iranian Cultural Mission in Belgrade and Saeed Khalilovich, director of the Qom Research Institute, as well as three deputies and assistants to the archbishop.
Rashid Hassanpour, Iranian ambassador to Belgrade in his opening comments said the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to promote all out cooperation with the Republic of Serbia, and in this regard, the role of cultural cooperation between the two countries is very effective, decisive and prominent.
Religions play a key role in establishing peace and understanding in the world, and the escalation of violence and numerous military conflicts in the world today reflects the fact that the only way to save human society is to return to spirituality," he said. The second round of Islam and Christianity dialog with the Serbian Orthodox Church will be held in Tehran next year.
Following the meeting, Iran"s Cultural Attaché , Mohammad Taghi Bakhtiari, while introducing the "International Center for Inter-religion and inter-cultural Organization of ICRO as the only entity of our country responsible for holding interfaith dialogue meetings, explained more details of the proposal to the participants in the meeting and said following the first round of talks with the Orthodox Church at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade in 2016, we welcome the second round of talks in Tehran.
" The proposed topic for the second round of talks is "Religions and Community Health in the Post-Corona World".
Bishop Porphyry also replied by saying that today, the arrogant and oppressive powers of the world have not only endangered human security, but also seek to transform and ultimately destroy the religious identity and spirit of the free nations of the world by imposing their ideology. Therefore, while welcoming the proposal to hold an inter-religious dialogue in Tehran, we announce our readiness to hold expert meetings with participation of representatives of both sides to prepare the details of the proposal.