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Ignatius of Constantinople
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(d. Oct 23, 877). The son of Emperor Michael I Rangabe, after whose deposition (813) he was forced to become a monk, was elevated uncanonically (without vote of a synod) to the patriarchate by Empress Theodora II in 847. After her fall in 858, he had to resign in favor of Photius. Pope Nicholas I did not recognize his resignation. In the context of the rapprochement with the West of Emperor Basileios I, which resulted in the deposition of Photius, Ignatius was reappointed as patriarch in 867; in a conflict with Rome over ecclesiastical jurisdic…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Ignatius of Constantinople”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10278>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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