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== Patriarch ==
He was elected patriarch on [[February 21]]/[[March 6]], 1938. As a new patriarch, he was very successful in resolving problems. His first step was reconciliation between the synod and government authorities. Patriarch Gabriel also put much effort into building a campus for students of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of Belgrade University. He continued the building of St. Sava Temple. All Serbian bishops gave large donations to this project. Also, some bishops from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] and the [[Church of Bulgaria]] gave significant donations. He was an outspoken critic of Nazism, so he, together with St. Nikolaj, was arrested. He was first put under house arrest in the [[monastery|monasteries]] of Rakovacia and Vojlovica, and later in Dachau.
After the war he was not permitted to come back until [[November 14]], 1946. He created six new [[diocese]]s after the war and put a lot of effort into dealing with the new regime. He died on [[May 7]], 1950. His remains are buried in Belgrade Cathedral Church together with those of Princes Miloš and Mihajlo.