Timothy II of Constantinople

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His All-Holiness Timothy II of Constantinople, also Timotheus II, was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 1612 to 1620.

Little is known of his life. The patriarchate having received, in 1600, the small, modest Church of St. George in the Phanar district of Constantinople for use as the patriarchal cathedral, Patr. Timothy was able, on a second attempt in 1614, to get permission to conduct renovations to the building. He was able to enlarge and improved the structure of the church. However, the church was destroyed in the early eighteenth century by a fire that destroyed much of the Phanar area and was completely rebuilt by Patriarch Jeremias III.

On April 24, 1619, Patr. Timothy II consecrated Ignatius III Atiyah Patriarch of Antioch who was to dispute with Cyril Dabbas to be the sole patriarch of Antioch during the period that led to the split between those in the Antiochian patriarchate who favored union with Rome.

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Timothy II of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Neophytus II
Patriarch of Constantinople
1612-1620
Succeeded by:
Gregory IV of Amasea
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