Gregory VII of Constantinople

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His All-Holiness Gregory VII', also Gregorios VII was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1923 to 1924.

Patr. Gregory was born in 1855. He was elected patriarch on December 6, 1923 and enthroned one on December 13, 1923. His enthronement was challenged by claims of Papa Efthim, of the "Turkish Orthodox Church" until his election was recognized by the Turkish government of Kemel Pasha (Ataturk).

During his short patriarchate, he introduced the use of the new Julian calendar throughout the patriarchate. He also issued the Tomos of 1924, dated November 13, 1924, that granted autocephaly to the Church of Poland and restored the independence of the Kievan Metropolitanate.

Patr. Gregory died suddenly of a massive heart attack on November 17, 1924.


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Gregory VII of Constantinople
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Chalcedon
1xxx-1923
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Meletius IV (Metaxakis)
Patriarch of Constantinople
1923-1924
Succeeded by:
Constantine VI
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