[[Image:Nifon-nephon2.jpg|right|frame|Nephon II of Constantinople]]His All-Holiness '''Nephon II of Constantinople''', also '''Nifon II''', was the Patriarch of Constantinople for two periods, from 1486 to 1488 and then from 1497 to 1498. He was called again, a third time in 1502, but refused the invitation.
He was born on the Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece. His mother was a noble Greek woman and his father a rich Albanian nobleman. He entered a [[monasticism|monastic]] life as a [[monk]] at Epidaurus and later moved to [[Mount Athos]]. Before his election as [[patriarch]], he was [[Archbishop]] of [[Thessalonica]].
During his tenures as [[patriarch]] Nephon was confronted by the many competing power groups within the church that made difficult his attempts to reorganize the patriarchate and that also resulted in his depositions and refusal of a third invitation .