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classiccatholicaudiobooks Feast 23 January John the Merciful (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Ἐλεήμων, translit. Iōannēs ho Eleēmōn), also known as John the Almsgiver, John the Almoner, John V of Alexandria, John …More
classiccatholicaudiobooks Feast 23 January
John the Merciful (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Ἐλεήμων, translit. Iōannēs ho Eleēmōn), also known as John the Almsgiver, John the Almoner, John V of Alexandria, John Eleymon, and Johannes Eleemon, was the Chalcedonian Patriarch of Alexandria in the early 7th century (from 606 to 616) and a Christian saint. He is the patron saint of Casarano, Italy and of Limassol, Cyprus.
John died in Cyprus somewhere between 616 and 620.

From Cyprus his body was moved to Constantinople, then in 1249 to Venice, where there is a church dedicated to him, the Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario, although his relics are preserved in another church, San Giovanni in Bragora, in a separate chapel.

Another relic of him was sent by Sultan Bayezid II in 1489 to King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. It was placed in the private Royal Chapel in Buda Castle, which was dedicated to him. Now his body lies in the St. John the Merciful Chapel in St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava, Slovakia.

A church in Cospicua, Malta, is dedicated to him, and one of the bastions of the Santa Margherita Lines in the same city is also named after him