He was from Zitsa of Epirus. He had a limited education, but was excellent in his management skills. Prior to his election to the throne, he served as metropolitan of Sofia; after his election, he paid an important visit to Cyprus, Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine.
During his absence, Joannicios of Sozopolis was uncanonically made into Patriarch. Jeremias and the rest Patriarchs of the East synodically excomunicated him as a misholder of the throne. When he returned to Constantinople, he was accepted enthusiastically by the people; he shepherded the flock with great kindness and responsibility. He died during his trip to Vlachia in 1546.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014
It is with great pain and sorrow that we have learned of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of so many lives, citizens mostly from your country, men and women, young and old. On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Your Majesty and through You, to the leaders and people of the Netherlands, most especially to the families of the victims. Read more...
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