Irinej, Serbian Patriarch

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Irinej (Serbian Cyrillic: Иринеј, pronounced [irǐneːj], English: Irenaeus; born Miroslav Gavrilović; 28 August 1930  20 November 2020) was the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church from 2010 until his death in 2020. He had first been the bishop of Niš between 1975 and 2010, and then the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church from 22 January 2010 succeeding Pavle, until his death. He was considered, both abroad and at home, to be a moderate traditionalist, open to global inter-religious dialogue.[by whom?]

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Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch
Patriarch Irinej in 2019
Native name
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
Elected22 January 2010
Installed23 January 2010 (Belgrade)
3 October 2010 (Peć)
Term ended20 November 2020
Ordination27 October 1959
Consecration1 May 1974
by German
Personal details
Miroslav Gavrilović

(1930-08-28)28 August 1930
Died20 November 2020(2020-11-20) (aged 90)
Belgrade, Serbia
BuriedChurch of Saint Sava, Belgrade
DenominationEastern Orthodoxy
ResidenceNiš (1975–2010)
Belgrade (2010–2020)
Previous post(s)Bishop of Niš (1975–2010)
Titular Bishop of Moravica (1974–1975)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
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Styles of
Serbian Patriarch Irinej
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious stylePatriarch
Posthumous styleHis Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Blessed Repose