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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Thursday, December 05, 2013
In our historical and paternal love for our beloved people of Ukraine, especially after their recent joyous celebrations of the 1025th anniversary since the baptism of the Kievan Rus, we cannot but express our heartfelt sorrow as well as our compassionate concern at the unfortunate and painful events unfolding over the last days in Kiev. Read more...
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