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Neophytus VI of Constantinople

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'''Neophytus VI''' was [[Patriarch]] of Constantinople for two periods during the middle of the eighteenth century: from 1734 to 1740 and from 1743 to 1744.
Neophytus was born in Patmos, but after that we know nothing about his life until he was installed as [[Metropolitan]] of Caesarea. During his [[episcopate]] at the [[Diocese of Caesarea (Kaisareia)|Diocese of Caesarea]], Metr. Neophytus founded the Monastery of St. John Prodromos in Flaviana, now Zincidere, in 1728.
His election to the patriarchal throne, in 1734, was aided by the Sultan's translator, Alex. Gkikas. In 1740, he was [[deposition|deposed]] and succeeded by [[Paisius II of Constantinople|Paisius II]], but returned to the patriarchal throne in 1743. He was again replaced by Paisius II in 1744, after which he returned to Patmos.

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