17 November 2009
On behalf of EULEX I would like to convey to the Serbian Orthodox Church, believers and the Serbian people our deepest condolences on the passing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle.
His Holiness will be remembered by many as the spiritual leader of all Serbian Orthodox Christians, a man of a great faith and deep spirituality, a scholar and a Humanitarian with strong social awareness and beliefs.
His Holiness is irreplaceable, but we are confident that The Holy Synod will be able to overcome such a significant loss and carry on his teachings and messages.
Yves de Kermabon