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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended this morning the Holy Liturgy, which was officiated by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the clergy of Belgrade – Karlovac Diocese, in the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade.

The Holy Liturgy was also attended by HE Mr Tomislav Nikolic President of the Republic of Serbia, HE Mr Ivica Dacic Vice President of the Government and Foreign Minister, HE Mr Nikola Selakovic Minister of Justice, Mr Vladimir Bozovic advisor to the Prime Minister, His Eminence Monsignor Stanislav Hocevar Roman Catholic Metropolitan and Archbishop of Belgrade, representatives of the Islamic Community, and a large congregation.

Upon completion of the liturgy the Royal Couple attended a reception on the occasion of Christmas in the Serbian Patriarchate hosted by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

During the day Crown Princess Katherine visited children’s hospital wards at “Dr Dragisa Misovic  Hospital, Clinic for Orthopaedics Banjica in Belgrade and Orphanage “Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj” with Mrs. Kathy Fanslow, President of the Board of Lifeline Chicago who provided toys for children and was accompanied by her daughter Ms Tracy Armstrong, where they presented Christmas gifts and toys to children who unfortunately spent this Christmas in hospital. Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian organization has also renovated complete students’ department, kitchen, bathrooms and rooms at Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj orphanage.

Their Royal Highnesses once again congratulate Christmas to all citizens of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska with the traditional greeting: “Peace on Earth – Christ is born!”