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.


Vailije (Popovic) was elected as Metropolitan of Banja Luka in 1907 by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He was ordained by Archbishop Evgenije of Sarajevo and Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna, St. Petar, Metropolitan of Hercegovina and later of Dabro-Bosna, and Metropolitan Ilarion of Zvornik-Tuzla. Metropolitan Evgenije preceeded him as Metropolitan of Banja Luka

He and his flock were accepted into the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1920, a move the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved in 1922.

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

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Vasilije (Popović) of Banja Luka
Preceded by:
Metropolitan of Banja Luka
Succeeded by:
St. Platon
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