John Beccus

(c.1220-1298) Patriarch of Constantinople, born Constantinople. He was one of the few Greek prelates who labored for reunion with Rome, accepting the papal primacy and their doctrine concerning the Holy Ghost. After the death of Emperor Michael Palaeologus, 1282, the enemies of reunion forced his resignation as patriarch and exiled him to Prusa, Bithynia.

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