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Dabar-Bosnia (Sarajevo) Metropolitan was one of the four dioceses of the Bosnian Sanjak, and the largest and most populated diocese in general, settled by the Orthodox Serbs. During the First and the Second Serbian Uprising, it was located on the very border of the uprising state, which was directly exposed to influences arising from the war. Metropolitan Kalinik I was the head of it all the time. After he was elected Synod Metropolitan in 1807, the Metropolitan was run by the vicar bishops, first by Venedikt Kraljević, and then by Josif. The war spreaded to the area of Bosanski pashaluk, and a number of Serbs took part in the insurrectionist movements. However, there was no broader uprising due to a high concentration of the Ottoman army. Dabar-Bosnia Metropolitan Kalinik and Vicar Bishop Josif greatly contributed to calming the situation, and protecting the believers from violence, by intervening with the Ottoman authorities.