Athanasius I of Constantinople
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Athanasius I (1230 – 28 October 1310) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for two terms, from 1289 to 1293 and 1303 to 1309. He was born in Adrianople and died in Constantinople. Chosen by the emperor Andronicus II Palaeologus as patriarch, he opposed the reunion of the Greek and Roman Churches and introduced an ecclesiastic reform that evoked opposition within the clergy. He resigned in 1293 and was restored in 1303 with popular support. The pro-Union clerical faction forced him into retirement in early 1310.
Athanasius I of Constantinople
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|In office||14 October 1289 – 16 October 1293|
23 June 1303 – September 1309
|Predecessor||Gregory II of Constantinople, John XII of Constantinople|
|Successor||John XII of Constantinople, Nephon I of Constantinople|
|Died||28 October 1310|
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