The Interfax-Religion website reports today (March 2, 2010) that the ceremony of Serbian Patriarch Irinej's enthronement -- originally planned for April 25 -- will not be held until autumn.
The date of the enthronement has not been specified, and will be announced later.
The ceremony has been postponed due to the lack of time needed to prepare for the event, according to the Serbian Patriarchate.
Elections of the new Serbian Patriarch took place in January, 2010, at a session of the Assembly of Bishops in Belgrade. The previous Serbian Patriarch, His Holiness Pavle, died at the age of 96 on November 15, 2009, following a long illness with lung disease.