The successor of Felix was Polycarp II, who, according to the ancient sources, remained Bishop of Byzantium for 17 years. But Nikiforos Kallistos, who is considered more accurate by the specialists, mentions that Polycarp II was Bishop of Byzantium for three years.
The relic of this second Polycarp was kept together with the relics of this predecessor Bishops, each being kept in a coffin made out of marble.
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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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