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Photius II (Maniatis) of Constantinople

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[[Image:Fotios II.jpg|thumb|Patriarch Photius II]] His All-Holiness '''Patriarch Photius II''' (Greek: ''Φώτιος Β΄ '') (1874 - December 29 December , 1936), born '''Dimitrios Maniatis''' , or Demetrios Maniates (''Δημήτριος Μανιάτης''), was the [[List of Patriarchs of Constantinople|265th Successor]] to the [[Apostle Andrew]] and [[Patriarch of Constantinople|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 [[ordination|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 [[Protosyngellos]]. 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.
Was given birth in the Prj'gkipo his 1874. real name was Dimitrios Manja'tis. It finished the basic education in the Prj'gkipo, then it went to the German-Swiss Faculty of Milkman and finally to the Zarj'fejo High school Fjljppoy'polis. Studied Theology in the University Athens and Philosophy in the University of Munich. Spoke Greek, Turkish, French, German and Bulgarian. In 1902 hejrotoni'cike deacon from his sulphur1915, then Metropolite Fjljppoypo'lews Fw'tjo, which also him gave his name. It remained in this Metropolis, where it reached also in the rank of Prwtosygke'lloy. Then he was named Patrjarhjko's E'xarhos Fjljppoypo'lews at the period 1906-1914, at which were turned away the clergymen of Patriarchate from Bulgaria and the Rwmylj'a. In 1914, it accepted in deed attack from herd of Bulgarians and abandoned the country. In 1915 were elected assistant [[bishop Ejrinoypo'lews, ]] of Irenopolis as assistant of to his sulphuruncle, which in between who had since been transferred in to the Metropolis Kozaniof Kozanis. In 1924 were He was elected Metropolite [[Metropolitan of Philadelphia ]] in 1924, and the next a year were later he was transferred in to the [[Metropolis De'rkwnof Derkoi|Metropolis of Derkon]]. On 7 [[October 7]], 1929 he was elected Oecumenical [[Ecumenical Patriarch ]] and encronj'stike [[enthronement|enthroned]] 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.
During his Patriarchate, relations were restored between Greece and Turkey (after the 1919-23 Greco-Turkish War), a great deal due to the efforts of Venizelos and Ataturk. Photius looked to end the problems that had prevailed in the Church of America for many years, by appointing [[Athenagoras I|Athenagoras]] (a future patriarch) as Archbishop of America.
Patriarch Photius died on [[December 29]], 1935.
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