ROYAL COUPLE ATTEND FUNERAL OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH
ALEXEI II OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA
Belgrade, 9 December 2008 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine together with five bishops
of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy
Council attended today in Moscow the funeral of His Holiness Patriarch
Alexei II of Moscow and All Russia.
The funeral was attended by President Boris Tadic, HE Mr.
Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs and HE Prof. Dr Bogoljub Sijakovic,
Minister of Religion, as well as many heads of states and representatives of
The coffin of His Holiness was displayed in the Cathedral
of Christ the Saviour where the funeral took place.
His Eminence Metropolitan Kiril, elected by 12 members of
Synod led the funeral as regent of the Patriarchate Throne until a new
Patriarch will be elected.