Andronikos II Palaiologos Senior (C. 1260-1332, conjugated. To 1272 cps. At 1282-1328) Son of Michael VIII Andronicus not only failed to curb the collapse of the empire, but rather the opposite - his contemporaries thought that this kind and sympathetic, but a weak emperor returned Angels times. In the early years of the reign of Andronicus II onslaught of enemies Byzantium weakened. In this relatively quiet time basil engaged in church affairs. He solemnly declared rejection of the union, the patriarchal chair instead of the deposed John XI Vecchio Joseph I. But again took the fight religious parties "Josephites" - the patriarch of supporters and "arsenite" - those who could not forget the deposition of Arseny and accused Joseph of usurping power, continued fever society. For a reconciliation of unruly clerics had to convene a special cathedral in Adramittii.