Pavle, Serbian Patriarch

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Pavle
Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch
Patrijarh Pavle.jpg
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
SeeBelgrade
Installed1 December 1990
Term ended15 November 2009
PredecessorGerman
SuccessorIrinej
Orders
Ordination1948
Consecration1957
Personal details
Birth nameGojko Stojčević
Born(1914-09-11)11 September 1914
Kućanci, Austria-Hungary
Died15 November 2009(2009-11-15) (aged 95)
Belgrade, Serbia
BuriedRakovica monastery
NationalitySerbian
SignaturePavle's signature
Styles of
Serbian Patriarch Pavle
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious stylePatriarch
Posthumous styleHis Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Blessed Repose

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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