THE CHANCELLERY OF
PRINCESS KATARINA DELIVERS HUMANITARIAN AID
Katarina visited today several health and social institutions in Vranje and
Bujanovac and delivered significant humanitarian aid.
Upon her arrival at
Vranje, Princess Katarina was welcomed in front of Holy Trinity Serbian
Orthodox Cathedral by Dr Nebojša
Čović, President of the Co-ordination Body for the South of Serbia
and by the Bishop of Vranje, Pahomije.
After the morning
service which they all attended, all current issues concerning the Pčinj
district were discussed in the churchyard.
Mr. Čović thanked Princess Katarina and pointed out that
not only her visit, but especially her humanitarian activities were a huge
moral boost for all those who live in the region. Bishop Pahomije emphasised
that the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Royal Family worked closely
together on the common task of providing relief to the most needy.
later visited Health Centres in Vranje and Bujanovac and talked with the
executives and other employees about the current situation in these
institutions. Medical supplies, spectacles, shoes and sweaters were
delivered on this occasion.
The Crown Princess
delivered shoes, sweaters and toiletries to
“Stara ciglana” refugee centre. She made a tour round the housing
quarters and kitchen inquiring about the quality of food and accommodation.
Her Royal Highness received a very warm welcome in the Centre for Abandoned
Children and Adolescents “Olivera Đorđević “ in Vranje.
The children of all ages showed Princess Katarina around their rooms and
sang songs for her. The Princess presented them with bicycles, sweaters,
shoes and lots of sweets.
At a well attended
press conference held in the Bujanovac Press Centre, the Princess stressed
that her husband, Crown Prince Aleksandar, and herself were set on
redoubling their efforts in order to ease the suffering of the most affected
categories of population in our country, regardless of their ethnic,
religious or political origin.
During this very
eventful trip, HRH Princess Katarina also visited church of Apostles St.
Peter and St. Paul, the Church and Saint Prohor Pčinjski Religious
Centre in Bujanovac.
September 14, 2001.
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