Photius II (Maniatis) of Constantinople

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Patriarch Photius II

His All-Holiness Patriarch Photius II (Greek: Φώτιος Β΄ ) (1874 - 29 December 1936), born Dimitrios Maniatis (Δημήτριος Μανιάτης), was the 265th Successor to the Apostle Andrew and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1929 to 1936.

He was born in Pringipo in 1874, finishing his basic education there before going to the German-Swiss school of Galata and finally to the Zaripheo High School in Philippopolis. He studied theology at the University of Athens and Philosophy at the University of Munich. He spoke fluent Greek, Turkish, French, German, and Bulgarian.

In 1902 he was ordained deacon by his uncle, Metropolitan Photius of Philippopolis, who also gave him his name. He remained in the Metropolis, where he reached the diocesan rank of Protosingelos. He was appointed the Patriarchal Exarch to Philippopolis from 1906-1914, at which point the Patriarchate clergy were expelled from Bulgaria and Rumelia at the onset of World War I.

In 1915 were elected assistant bishop Ejrinoypo'lews, assistant of his sulphur, which in between had been transferred in the Metropolis Kozani. In 1924 were elected Metropolite Philadelphia and the next year were transferred in the Metropolis De'rkwn. On 7 October 1929 was elected Oecumenical Patriarch and encronj'stike on the same day.

At the duration of his Patriarchy were restored the relations Greece of-Turkey, charm in the energies Venjze'loy-Atatoy'rk. The Fw'tjos saw to for the standardisation of abnormality that prevailed on hro'nja in the Church of America, with the election of Archbishop America Acinago'ra.

The Patriarch Fw'tjos B died on 29 December 1935.


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Photius II (Maniatis) of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Basil III
Patriarch of Constantinople
1929-1936
Succeeded by:
Benjamin I
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