Kalinik II

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Kalinik II the Greek (Serbian: Калиник II Грк, Latin: Callinicus II) was the last Serbian Patriarch (1765–1766) before the Ottoman Empire abolished the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć for the fifth and last time. Kalinik resigned his title and sent a petition to the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople asking for the abolition of the Peć patriarchate, citing accumulated debts as the main reason for this motion, signed by him and 5 other bishops. On 11 September 1766, The Patriarch of Constantinople convinced the Sultan to abolish the Patriarchate of Peć and place its dioceses under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. However a metropolitan bishop remained in Belgrade during the period of the Peć patriarchate's abolition.



Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Serbian Patriarch
Post abolished by Ottoman Empire
Title next held by
Dimitrije (1920)