Vasilije (Popović) of Banja Luka

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Metropolitan Vasilije (Popović) (in Serbian Митрополит Василије (Поповић)) was the second Metropolitan of Banja Luka, from 1907 to 1937.

Life

The Holy Synod of Ecumenical Patriarchate elected him Metropolitan of Banja luka in 1907. He was ordained by Archbishop Evgenije of Sarajevo and Metropoliten of Dabro-Bosna, who was his predecessor in the see of Banja Luka. His successors were St. Petar, Metropolitan of Hercegovina and later of Dabro-Bosna, and Metropolitan Ilarion of Zvornik-Tuzla and later of Vršac.

He and his flock were accepted into the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1920, which the Ecumenical Patriarch approved in 1922.

Metr. Vasilije died 1937. His relics are in Cathedral Church of Holy Trinity in Banja Luka.

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Vasilije (Popović) of Banja Luka
Preceded by:
Evgenije
Metropoliten of Banja Luka
1907-1937
Succeeded by:
St. Platon
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