When returned to in 482, he issued his famous Henoticon to the of the world in , , , and . In it, he confirmed the faith of the Fathers of the and Constantinople; nothing, however, is mentioned concerning the and . condemned both and and confirmed the faith of St. as expressed in the 12 chapters.

The Henoticon confirmed also the title of for Mary, and refuted the formula of the one (person) in two natures, which was rejected by the . The text was balanced in a way for it to be accepted by and .

It avoided difficult theological issues and aimed to restore a position prior to that of Chalcedon. Mongos accepted the Henoticon in Alexandria. Although Zeno did not succeed in his attempt, he is well thought of and remembered in the .

According to tradition, his daughter went to and disguised herself as a monk. She interceded for the construction of the monastery . She is commemorated in the Coptic Church on the 21st of Tubah.

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