Joannicius II of Constantinople

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Joannicius II (Greek Ιωαννίκιος Β') was a clergyman of the 17th century who served four terms as Patriarch of Constantinople.

Joannicius II served as Metropolitan of Heraclia in Eastern Thrace before becoming Patriarch for the first time in 1646. He was enthroned and dethroned four times within a period of 11 years, indicative of the turbulent conditions of church life of that period.

His four reigns were:

In 1654 he was jailed due to the accumulated debt of the Church towards the High Porte. After his last dethronement, he was assigned the See of Kea, where he served until his death.