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Bishop Fotije presents Prime Minister Višković with the Order of the Holy King Dragutin for loyalty to the Church


Today, in Drinjaca near Zvornik, His Eminence Bishop Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla presented the Order of the Holy King Dragutin to the Prime Minister of Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković for his loyalty to the Church and selfless Christian love, efforts and sacrifice shown during the restoration of the Church of Martyr Deacon Habakkuk.

After receiving the order, Prime Minister Višković said that it was great honor for every person, Prime Minister as well, to receive such a high recognition in his place, in his region, on such a great holiday when the Church celebrates the baptism of the Holy Deacon Habakkuk.

"Bishop Fotije and the people of the Church who are committed to the things that matter most and that is survival of our people in this area, have assessed that I deserve  recognition for what I have done in the past period as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska", stated Prime Minister Višković.

Emphasizing that he has been with the Serbian Orthodox Church since his birth and that he inherited this from his parents who were also devoted to the Church and religion and everything good from God, Višković said that the recognition was not due to the fact that he is the Prime Minister, but because he has been with the holy Church since he was born.

"Sincerely speaking, it impresses every person, including me, that the Church recognizes one’s efforts, hard work and commitment as Bishop Fotije said that we should do - the Church its share, the institutions of the Republic of Srpska theirs, so that together we protect our people to survive and stay in these areas", Prime Minister Višković said expressing great gratitude to Bishop Fotije and the priest of this church Marko Danojlović and all the people who considered that he should receive this important recognition from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Bishop Fotije called on the faithful people to protect and preserve their church and history in these areas where the Serbian people have lived for centuries.

Previously, Prime Minister Višković attended the Holy Liturgy and litany on the occasion of celebration of the day Saint Deacon Habakkuk.

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