Paul IV of Constantinople
|Paul the New|
Paul IV, known as Paul the New, was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 780 to 784. He had once opposed the veneration of icons but urged the calling of an ecumenical council to address the iconoclast controversy. Later, he resigned and retired to a monastery due to old age and illness. He was succeeded by Tarasios, who was a lay administrator at the time.
- The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, J. M. Hussey, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.
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