His Eminence Metropolitan CHRISTOPHER
Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada
It is with deep sadness that we heard about the passing away of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church. We were aware of his long illness and struggle. The Almighty God called His servant Pavle to eternal repose in the kingdom of heaven.
Patriarch Pavle was a remarkable hierarch, a wonderful Shepherd, a holy man who worked so hard for peace and reconciliation. He was a great friend of our Romanian Orthodox Church and our Romanian people. We share with all the hierarchs, priests and faithful of your Archdiocese and the Serbian people from all around the world the feelings of regret and sorrow.
On behalf of the priests and faithful of our Archdiocese, please accept our sincere condolences. We pray our Lord Jesus Christ to establish his soul where the righteous repose. We assure you of our prayers for the soul of His departed servant Patriarch Pavle.
May God rest his soul in peace!
† Archbishop N i c o l a e
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas