COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CITY OF NIS AND SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH NIS EPARCHY
His Eminence Bishop Arsenije, the Bishop of Nis, met today with the Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic at Nis City Hall and discussed the further cooperation of the City and the Nis Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This is the first official visit of His Grace Bishop Arsenije since he has been elevated to the Throne of Diocesan Bishops of Nis. The previous cooperation between the City and the Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese of Nis was at an exceptional level. Mayor Bulatovic said that the City of Nis, in accordance with its financial capabilities, would help build churches and provide other forms of assistance. He said that the doors of the City Hall were always open. His Grace Bishop of Nis Arsenije emphasized that the priority of the Nis Diocese was to complete the construction of the Temple of St. Basil of Ostrog. He stressed that he was confident that the City and the Serbian Orthodox Church would continue to cooperate successfully. On this occasion, he announced the visit of the Patriarch of Alexandria to Nis in September and stressed that this visit was a good opportunity for the City and the Serbian Orthodox Church to host such a high delegation that would be led by the Patriarch of Alexandria.