In memoriam His Holiness Patriarch Irinej

20 Nov 2020

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has learned with great sadness of the death of His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Church, who passed away on 20 November 2020.

Throughout his ministry, His Holiness remained an example of faith and dialogue, humble and joyful, totally dedicating his life to God and fostering the spirit of communion within the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council, sent a letter of condolence to His Eminence Hrisostom, Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosna, currently Locum tenens of the Patriarchal Throne, in which he recalled with gratitude his meetings with the Patriarch, as well as the warm and fraternal hospitality of His Holiness.


Photo: Djakon Dragan S. Tanasijevic | Serbian Orthodox Church