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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]

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