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Vucic: Patriarch Irinej Has Died

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Archive / News | 20.11.20 | access_time 13:04

Serbian Patriarch Irinej led the Christmas Liturgy at the Church of St. Sava (Beta/Milos Miskov)

Patriarch Irinej, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, died on Nov. 20, as confirmed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on his Instagram page - Future of Serbia.

Vucic captioned a photo of him and patriarch Irinej with the words: "It was an honor to have known you. People like you never really leave..."

Patriarch Irinej had COVID-19 and was being treated at a military hospital in Belgrade's neighborhood of Karaburma. He tested positive on Nov. 4 and was hospitalized the next day.

His condition took a sudden turn for the worse on Nov. 19, and he required life support.

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church was 90 when he died.

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