By accidental technical mistake of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Defence which yesterday prepared and sent to the media the Congratulatory Message of the minister of defence on the occasion of Christmas, the name of the late Patriarch Pavle was written instead of His Holiness the Patriarch of Serbia Irinej.
The error was corrected in the course of several minutes and the correction was sent to the media along with a request for their understanding.
Once again, we apologise most sincerely, primarily to Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin for the suffered unpleasantness and to all the citizens and representatives of media who showed their understanding.
HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Navy Captain PETAR BOŠKOVIĆ