Germanus II of Constantinople

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His All Holiness Germanus II of Constantinople was Patriarch of Constantinople from 1222 to 1240. He occupied the see of Constantinople at the time during the thirteenth century that the Church of Bulgaria regained autocephaly as a patriarchate in communion with the Eastern Patriarchates.

In 1235, Patriarch Germanus II convened a council in Lampsakos on the Hellespont that included Eastern Patriarchs, dignitaries from the Greek and Bulgarian churches, abbots from a number of monasteries including from Mount Athos. The Council confirmed the autocephalous status and Patriarchal dignity of the Church of Bulgaria and consecrated the Bulgarian Archbishop German as Patriarch with his see at Tarnovo.

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Germanus II of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Manuel I Charitopoulos
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by:
Methodius II
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