Covid-19: Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej dies Patriarch Irinej, 90, tested positive after attending a large public funeral for a senior bishop. Serbia: Thousands mourn Patriarch Irinej amid Covid concernsWorshippers pay their respects to the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died with Covid-19. Thousands turn out to mourn Serbia's Patriarch, despite COVID-19 surgeSeveral thousand worshippers and clergy, some without face masks, filed steadily into a Belgrade church on Saturday to pay their respects to Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died aged 90 after contracting COVID-19. COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worriesAs coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions... COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worriesThe coronavirus-related deaths of two Serbian Orthodox Church clerics in Europe are highlighting concerns about what religious institutions and the faithful are doing and not doing to spread of the deadly virus Mourners pay respects to Serb Patriarch Irinej despite virusMourners have flocked to pay respects following the death of the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej, many ignoring preventive measures against the new coronavirus even though the head of the church died after contracting the virus himself Church patriarch dies from Covid-19 after leading open-casket funeral of bishop killed by the virusThe head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, died in a Belgrade hospital on Friday after contracting coronavirus, according to a statement from the church. Serbian patriarch dies after testing positive for coronavirusPatriarch Irinej had recently led funeral prayers for another church figure, a ceremony where few wore masks.