Andrew Titular Archbishop of Rhodes

Andrew Titular Archbishop Of Rhodes, was by birth a Greek, and of the Orthodox Greek Church; but subsequently he unhappily forsook his mother Church to join the schismatical Roman communion in the East, and became a Dominican, and was nominated to the titular archbishopric of Rhodes in 1415. As such he attended the twentieth session of the Council of Constance, and was present at the coronation of Martin V, whom he accompanied to Rome, and who sent him to Constantinople to further the union of the. two churches, which the emperor Manuel and his son desired. After the death of Martin, pope Eugenius IV sent him to the Council of Basle as his nuncio to look after his interests, and to endeavor to bring round the council to his views. He met, however, with no success, and retired to Ferrara, whither the Greek emperor and several bishops of that Church shortly came, and where Andrew, in the council, held long disputations with Mark, archbishop of Ephesus, and Bessarion of Nicsea, on the points at issue between the two churches. When the main' business of the Council of Florence was completed, Andrew remained there to bring back the Armenians and others to the Roman Church. Lastly, the pope sent him into Cyprus upon the same errand, but what became of him afterwards is unknown. He is sometimes called archbishop of Rhodes, and at others archbishop of Colossus.

 
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