Paul II (Lebedev) of Kazan

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His Eminence Paul II (Lebedev) of Kazan was a hierarch of the Church of Russia during the nineteenth century. Successively, he was in turn the ruling bishop of Kishniece and Khotin, Exarch of Georgia, and Archbishop of Kazan.

Life

Born Pyotr Vasilyevich Lebedev (Пётр Васильевич Лебедев) in December 12, 1827. In 1871, he was assigned as the ruling hierarch in Bessarabia, of the Diocese of Kishniece and Khotin, where he initiated a campaign of Russification of the local Orthodox population. In 1882, he was transferred to Georgia as the Exarch of Georgia. In 1887, he was transferred to the Eparchy of Kazan and Sviyazhsk, trading positions with Abp. Palladius (Rayev-Pisarev) as ruling hierarchs.

He died April 23, 1892 during reading the prayer to the Blessed Virgin. He is buried in Kazan.

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Paul II (Lebedev) of Kazan
Preceded by:
Anton (Shokotov)
Bishop of Kishniece and Khotin
1871-1882
Succeeded by:
Sergius (Lapidevsky)
Preceded by:
Joannicius (Rudnev)
Exarch of Georgia
1882-1887
Succeeded by:
Palladius (Rayev-Pisarev)
Preceded by:
Palladius (Rayev-Pisarev)
Archbishop of Kazan
1887-1892
Succeeded by:
Vladimir II (Petrov)
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