His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah was informed today that His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, fell asleep in the Lord early this morning.
Patriarch Pavle — well into his 90s — had been in declining health for the past year.
Metropolitan Jonah offered prayers for Patriarch Pavle’s repose at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.
In addressing the faithful, Metropolitan Jonah spoke of Patriarch Pavle’s tremendous example of Christ-like humility, especially in the face of countless trials. He is especially known for the courageous stands he took during the 1990s, as war gripped his homeland.
Additional information on the repose of Patriarch Pavle will be posted as it becomes available.
May the memory of His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle of Serbia be eternal!