The highest representatives of the Serbian people from the homeland and all the regions where the Serbian people live attended the Funeral Rite of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej. The Funeral Liturgy, Funeral Rite and Burial were attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of the Serbian Government Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister-designate of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić. On this occasion Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski paid her respects to the late Serbian Patriarch Irinej as well. The citizens of Niš received the news of the death of Patriarch Irinej, who was on the throne of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the previous 10 years, with great sadness. Until the election for the Patriarch he was the head of the Niš Eparchy for 35 years.