(ANSA) - BELGRADE, FEB 18 - The Metropolitan Bishop of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Porfirije, is the new patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Tanjug reported. According to the news agency, the Holy Synod gathered this morning in the Orthodox cathedral of San Sava in Belgrade chose him as the successor of the former patriarch Irinej, who died on November 20 from the coronavirus. (ANSA).