Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

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Pavle
Павле
His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, Serbian Patriarch
Church Serbian Orthodox Church
See Belgrade
Enthroned 1 December 1990
Reign ended 15 November 2009
Predecessor Patriarch German
Successor Patriarch Irinej
Personal details
Birth name Gojko Stojčević
Born 11 September 1914(1914-09-11)
Kućanci, Austria-Hungary
Died 15 November 2009(2009-11-15) (aged 95)
Belgrade, Serbia
Buried Rakovica monastery

Patriarch Pavle (Paul) (Serbian: Патријарх Павле, Patrijarh Pavle; 11 September 1914 - 15 November 2009) was the 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church.[1] He was the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Serbs from 1990 to his death. His full title was His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, Serbian Patriarch Pavle. He was the oldest living leader of an Eastern Orthodox church. His health was bad. For this reason, he had to spend his last years in a Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. During this time, his duties were done by Metropolitan Amfilohije.

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