Papadopoli, Niceola Commenus
Papadopoli, Niceola Commenus, a noted Italian theologian, was born Jan. 6, 1655, in the isle of Candia. When eleven years old he came to Rome, where he was educated in the college of St. Athanasius. In 1672 he joined the Order of the Jesuits, whom he afterwards left. In 1688 he was appointed professor of canon law in the University of Padua, and died in 1740 (Jan. 20). Besides a number of dissertations on ecclesiastical law, he wrote, De diferentia Graecorum et Latinorum episcoporum: — Proenotationes mystagogicao exjure canonico (Venice. 1697), in which two works he endeavors to show that the difference between the Latin and Greek churches is only a very small matter. He also left in MS. Instituta Graeco-Latina divisa in iv libros; and a voluminous work of thirteen volumes entitled Opus armorum, in which he treats of the saints in the Greek Church. See Fabricius, Bibl. Graec. (ed. Harles), vol. xi;. Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, 3:1232; continued by Rottermund, v. 1519; Theologisches Universal-Lexikon, s.v.