Irinej

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Irinej (Serbian Cyrillic: Иринеј, pronounced [irǐneːj], English: Irenaeus; 28 August 1930 – 20 November 2020) was the 45th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Serbs, from 22 January 2010 to 20 November 2020.[1][2]

His full title was His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

He was the Bishop of Niš between 1975 and 2010.

On 4 November 2020, Irinej tested positive to COVID-19.[3] He died a few weeks later on 20 November from the infection in Belgrade, aged 90.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. B92: Vladika niški Irinej novi patrijarh (Bishop of Nis Irinej is the new Patriarch), 22 Jan 2010 (in Serbian)
  2. Babic, Boris (22 January 2010). "Profile: Serbia's new Patriarch Irinej, a Traditionalist and Diplomat". Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. "Patrijarh Irinej pozitivan na koronavirus". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  4. "Упокојио се у Господу Његова Светост Архиепископ пећки, Митрополит београдско-карловачки и Патријарх српски г. Иринеј". Televizija Hram. Retrieved 2020-11-20.