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Feastday: June 26

Death: 800


Bishop of the Goths in southern Russia. He defended the use of sacred images at the time in which the neighboring Byzantines were embroiled in the Iconoclast Controversy. When the Khazars invaded the region, John was driven into permanent exile.


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