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List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria

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The following is a list of all the Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria who have led the Coptic Orthodox
Church of Alexandria and have succeeded the Apostle Mark the Evangelist in the office of Bishop of Alexandria,
who founded the Church in the 1st century, and therefore marked the beginning of Christianity in Africa.
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is one of the Oriental Orthodox churches (not to be mistaken with the
Byzantine Orthodox group of churches) and is presided over by the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria who is the
body's spiritual leader.
The Oriental Orthodox believe that they are the "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic" Church of the ancient
Christian creeds. This position is held since 2012 by Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all
Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark.
The title Pope
Historically, the title Pope was first adopted by Pope Heraclas, the 13th Alexandrine Archbishop (232249 AD),
three centuries before it was assumed by John I, the Roman Bishop (523-526), who ratified the Alexandrian
computation of the date of Easter. Bestowing the title on Rome's Pontiff did not strip it from Alexandria's, and the
Roman Catholic Church recognizes this.
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The full ecclesiastical title is Papa Abba, and the person bearing it stands for the devotion of all monastics, from
Pentapolis in the west to Constantinople in the east, to his guidance. Within this denomination, it is the most
powerful designation, for all monks in the East to voluntarily follow his spiritual authority, and it is said that it should
be assumed that he is a bearer of Christ.
For the Patriarchs of Alexandria prior to the schism after the Council of Chalcedon, see List of Patriarchs of
Alexandria. For the patriarchs of the Byzantine Orthodox church after the split with the Oriental Orthodox church,
see List of Greek Orthodox Patriarchs of Alexandria.
Note: Not all of the dates given are certain. Some of these dates disagree with those given in Coptic publications
such as The English Katameros. In some cases this is due to publications errors which have been corrected. In
other cases, calendar differences may have caused some confusion.
Note: Dioscorus I served as Patriarch of Alexandria since 444 until being deposed and exiled by the Council of
Chalcedon in 451 but was still recognized as the Coptic Pope until his death in 454.
Contents
1 The title Pope
2 Chronological List of Popes & Patriarchs
2.1 1st6th centuries
2.2 2nd century
2.3 3rd century
2.4 4th century
2.5 6th century
2.6 7th15th centuries
2.7 7th century
2.8 8th century
2.9 9th century
2.10 10th century
2.11 11th century
2.12 12th century
2.13 13th century
2.14 14th century
2.15 15th century
2.16 16th21st century
2.17 16th century
2.18 17th century
2.19 18th century
2.20 19th century
2.21 20th century
2.22 21st century
3 References
4 External links
Chronological List of Popes & Patriarchs
1st6th centuries
1st century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
1 43 26
April 68
St Mark the
Apostle &
Evangelist
MARCOS

John
(Yoannis),
son of
Aristopolus
Cyrene,
Pentapolis
(North
Africa)
25 years. The Evangelist of
the Land of Egypt.
His house in
Jerusalem was the
first Christian
church, where they
ate the Passover
and partook in the
first Holy
Communion. He
was martyred at
Poukalia (East of
Alexandria) on 26
April (30
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar).
2 61 29
November
83
St Anianus
INIANOS
Anianus Alexandria,
Egypt
22 years. St. Anianus turned
his house into a
church, and it is
said that it is the
one known as the
church of St. Mark
which stands today
in Alexandria.
3 83 11
September
95
St Avilius
MELYOS
Egypt 12 years. Feast day 11
September (1 Thout
in the Coptic
Calendar)
4 5 September
95 15 June
106
St Kedron
CEDRONUS
Egypt 11 years,
1 month,
& 12
days.
Feast day 15 June
(21 Paoni in the
Coptic Calendar)
2nd century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
5 16 June 106
9 August
118
Pope Primus
ABRIAMUS
Egypt 12 years. He was one of the
three who were
ordained priest by
St. Mark the
Apostle.
6 118 19
June 129
St Justus
YUSTUS
Egypt 11 years. Feast day (12 Paoni
in the Coptic
Calendar)
7 129 19
October
141
St Eumenius
OMENIUS
Egypt 13 years. Feast day 19
October (9 Babah in
the Coptic
Calendar)
8 141 14
January 152
St Markianos
MARCIANUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
9 years, 2
months,
& 26
days.
Feast day 14
January (6 Tobi in
the Coptic
Calendar)
9 16 January
152 16
July 166
St Celadion
CLADIANUS
Egypt 14 years. Feast day (9 Abib
in the Coptic
Calendar)
10 167 12
February
178
St Agrippinus
AGHREPPINUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
12 years. Feast day 2
February (5 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
11 18 March
178 3
March 188
St Julian
YULIANUS
Egypt 10 years. Feast day 3 March
(8 Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
12 4 March
189 22
October
230
St Demetrius I
DEMETRIUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
43 years.
3rd century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
13 232 17
December
246
Pope Heraclas
YAROKLAS
Egypt 13 years.
14 248 8
March 264
Pope Dionysius
DIONYSIUS
Egypt 17 years,
2
months,
& 10
days.
Feast day 8 March
(13 Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
15 9 November
265 9
April 282
Pope Maximus
MAXIMUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
18 years. Feast day 9 April (14
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
16 282 10
January 300
St Theonas
THEONAS
Egypt 19 years. Feast day 10
January (2 Tobi in
the Coptic Calendar)
4th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
17 300 8
December
310
St Peter Seal of
the Martyrs"
PETROS
Peter
(Petros)
Alexandria,
Egypt
11 years.
18 24
December
310 June
311
Pope Achillas
ARCHELAUS
Egypt 1 year. Feast day June (19
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
19 313 17
April 328
St Alexander I
ALEXANDROS
Alexandria,
Egypt
15 years. On 18 November 325
AD, St. Alexandros,
19th Pope & Patriarch
of Alexandria
attended the 1st
Ecumenical Council
at Nicaea, and was
accompanied by his
Archdeacon, St.
Athanasius the
Apostolic.
20 5 May 328
373
St Athanasius the
Apostolic
ATHANASIUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
30 years. Attended the 1st
Ecumenical Council
at Nicaea as a
Deacon and wrote
the Nicene Creed also
known as the
Orthodox Creed or
Athanasius Creed.
21 373 27
February
378
St Peter II
PETROS II
Egypt 8 years. Feast day 27
February (20 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
22 14 March
378 20
July 384
St Timothy I
TIMOTHEOS
Egypt 6 years. Attended the 2nd
Ecumenical Council
at Constantinople.
23 384 28
October
412
St Theophilus
THEOPHILUS
Egypt 30 years. His nephew is St.
Cyril, 24th Patriarch
of Alexandria.
5th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
24 17 October
412 27
June 444
St Cyril "Pillar of
Faith"
KYRILLOS
Alexandria,
Egypt
31 years. Known as the "Pillar
of Faith" and "Lamp
of the Orthodox
Church". On 22
September 431 AD, St.
Cyril, 24th Pope &
Patriarch of
Alexandria attended
the 3rd Ecumenical
Council at Ephesus,
which St. Cyril
rebuked and
excommunicated
Nestorius, Patriarch of
Constantinople who
denied the Virgin was
the Mother of God
(Theotokos).
25 444 17
September
454
St Dioscorus
DIOSCORUS
Egypt 11 years. "Champion of
Orthodoxy" Last Pope
& Patriarch of
Alexandria to attend
the 4th Ecumenical
Council at Chalcedon.
St. Dioscorus was
exiled by the Emperor
Marcianus and the
Empress Pulcheria to
the island of Gagra
where he departed
and was laid to rest.
26 457 31
July 477
St Timothy II
TIMOTHEOS II
Egypt 21 years
& 10
months.
Feast day 31 July (7
Mesra in the Coptic
Calendar)
27 477 11
November
489
St Peter III
PETROS III
Egypt 8 years. Feast day 11
November (2 Hathor
in the Coptic
Calendar)
28 489 30
September
496
Pope Athanasius
II
ATHANASIUS II
Egypt 3 years &
9
months.
Feast day 30
September (20 Thout
in the Coptic
Calendar)
29 29
September
496 29
April 505
Pope John I
YOANNIS
Alexandria,
Egypt
9 years. Feast day 29 April (4
Pashons in the Coptic
Calendar)
6th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
30 29 May 505
22 May
516
Pope John II
YOANNIS II
Egypt 11 years. Feast day 22 May (27
Bashons in the Coptic
Calendar)
31 516 27
October 518
St. Dioscorus II
DIOSCORUS II
Egypt 2 years. Feast day 27 October
(17 Babah in the
Coptic Calendar)
32 518 20
February
536
St Timothy III
TIMOTHEOS III
Egypt 17 years. Feast day 20 February
(13 Amshir in the
Coptic Calendar)
33 536 22
June 567
St Theodosius I
THEODOSIUS
Egypt 3 years. Feast day 22 June (28
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
34 25 July 567
18 June
576
St Peter IV
PETROS IV
Egypt 3 years. 18 June Feast day (25
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
35 26 June 576
25 June
605
St Damian
DAMIANOS
Egypt 36 years. Feast day 25 June (18
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
7th15th centuries
7th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
36 605 18
December
616
St Anastasius
ANASTASIUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
12 years,
6
months,
& 10
days.
Feast day 18
December (22 Kiahk
in the Coptic
Calendar)
37 616 16
January 623
St Andronicus
ANDRONICUS
Alexandria,
Egypt
6 years.
38 623 16
January 662
St Benjamin I
BENJAMIN
Barsht,
Beheira
Governorate,
Egypt Egypt
37 years.
39 662 26
October 680
St Agathon
AGATHON
Egypt 19 years. Feast day 26
October (16 Babah
in the Coptic
Calendar)
40 680 689 Pope John III
YOANNIS III
Egypt
41 690 18
November
692
Pope Isaac
ISHAAQ
El-Borolos,
Egypt
3
years.
Feast day 18
November (9 Hathor
in the Coptic
Calendar)
42 19
December
692 699
St Simeon I
SIMAN
Syria 7 years Feast day (24 Abib
in the Coptic
Calendar)
8th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
43 704 14
February 729
St Alexander II
ALEXANDROS II
Bana,
Egypt
24 years
9
months.
Feast day 14
February (7 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
44 26 March
729 28
May 730
Pope Cosmas I
COSMOS I
Abu-Sair,
Egypt
1 year, 2
months
& 2 days
Feast day 24 June (3
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
45 730 14
February 742
St Theodore I
THEODORUS
Egypt 12 years. Feast day 14
February (7 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
46 14
September
743 12
March 767
St Michael I
MIKHAIL I
Egypt 23
years.
Feast day 12 March
(16 Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
47 767 776 Pope Mina I
MENAS
Egypt 8 years.
48 24 January
777 24
January 799
St John IV
YOANNIS IV
Egypt 23 years. Feast day 24 January
(16 Tobi in the Coptic
Calendar)
49 26 January
799 17
April 819
St Mark II
MARCOS II

Alexandria,
Egypt
20 years,
2
months,
21days.
Feast day 17 April
(22 Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
9th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
50 819 21
February 830
St James
YAKOVOS
Egypt 10 years,
9
months,
28 days.
Feast day 21
February (14 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
51 830 19
October 830
St Simeon II
SIMAN II
Alexandria,
Egypt
5
Months.
Feast day 19 October
(9 Babah in the
Coptic Calendar)
52 831 2
November
849
St Joseph
YOUSAB
Menouf.
Egypt
19 years. Bashmuric Revolt
occurred against the
Arab occupation of
Egypt
53 20
November
849 17
April 851
St Michael II
MIKHAIL II
Egypt 1 year, 4
months
& 28
days.
Feast day 17 April (22
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
54 851 30
November
858
St Cosmas II
COSMOS II
Samanoud,
Egypt
7
years.
Feast day 30
November (21 Hathor
in the Coptic
Calendar)
55 8 January
859 19
April 880
Pope Shenouda I
SHENUTE I
Samanoud,
Egypt
21 years. Feast day 19 April (24
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
56 25 April 880
16 March
907
St Michael III
MIKHAIL III
Egypt 27 years. Feast day 16 March
(20 Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
10th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
57 910 28
February
920
St Gabriel I
GHABRI
Egypt 11 years. Feast day 28
February (21 Amshir
in the Coptic
Calendar)
58 28 February
920 27
February
932
St Cosmas III
COSMOS III
Egypt 1 year. Feast day 27
February (4
Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
59 932 952 Pope Macarius I
MACARI
Egypt 20 years.
60 952 956 Pope Theophilus
THEOPHANES
Egypt 4 years.
61 956 974 Pope Mina II
MENAS II
Egypt 18 years.
62 975 3
December
978
St Abraham
AVRAAM
Ebn-Zaraa Syria 3 years &
6 days.
Feast day 3
December (6 Kiahk
in the Coptic
Calendar)
63 979 1003 Pope Philotheos
PHILOTHEOS
Egypt 24 years.
11th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
64 1004 22
November
1032
St Zacharias
ZACHARIAS
Alexandria,
Egypt
28 years. Feast day 22
November (13
Hathor in the
Coptic Calendar)
65 1032 1046 Pope Shenouda II
SHENUTE II
Egypt 14 years.
66 1047 1077 Pope Christoldoulos
EKHRISTODOULOS
Egypt 30 years.
67 18 March
1078 6
June 1092
St Cyril II
KYRILLOS II
George
(Guirguis)
Egypt 14 years. Feast day 6 June
(12 Paoni in the
Coptic Calendar)
68 9 October
1092 25
May 1102
Pope Michael IV
MIKHAIL IV
Egypt 9 years, 7
months,
& 17
days.
Feast day 25 May
(30 Pashons in the
Coptic Calendar)
12th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
69 1102 14
September
1128
St Macarius II
MACARI II
Egypt 27 years. Feast day 14
September (4 Thout
in the Coptic
Calendar)
70 3 February
1131 5
April 1145
Pope Gabriel II
GHABRI II
Cairo,
Egypt
14 years,
2
months,
& 2 days.
Feast day 5 April (10
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
71 29 July 1145
29 March
1146
Pope Michael V
MIKHAIL V
Egypt 8
Months.
Feast day 29 March
(3 Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
72 25 August
1147 29
April 1166
Pope John V
YOANNIS V
Egypt 18 years,
8
months,
& 4 days.
Feast day 29 April (4
Pashons in the Coptic
Calendar)
73 1166 1189 Pope Mark III
MARCOS III

Alexandria,
Egypt
23 years.
74 1189 1216 Pope John VI
YOANNIS VI
Egypt 27 years.
13th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
75 17 June
1235 10
March 1243
Pope Cyril III
KYRILLOS "EBN-
LOQLOQ"
Egypt 7 years, 8
months,
& 23
days.
Buried at El-Shamaa
(Wax) Monastery in
Egypt. Feast day 10
March (14 Baramhat in
the Coptic Calendar)
76 1250
1261
Pope Athanasius III
ATHANASIUS III
Paul (Bolis) Egypt 11 years.
77 1262
1268 &
15 January
1271 21
April 1293
Pope John VII
YOANNIS VII
Egypt 31 years. Buried at Nastour
Monastery in Egypt.
Feast day 21 April (26
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
78 1268
1271
Pope Gabriel III
GHABRI III"
Egypt 3 years.
79 1293
1300
Pope Theodosius II
THEODOSIUS II
Egypt 7 years.
14th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
80 14
December
1300 29
May 1320
Pope John VIII
YOANNIS VII
Youhanna
Ben-Ebsal
Bani-
Khosaim,
Egypt
20 years,
3
months,
& 15
days
Buried at El-Shahran
Monastery. Feast
day 29 May (4 Paoni
in the Coptic
Calendar)
81 1320 29
March 1327
Pope John IX
YOANNIS EL
NAKADY
Nephia-
Monufia
Governorate,
Egypt
6 years. Buried at El-Nastour
Monastery. Feast
day 29 March (2
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
82 1327 1339 Pope Benjamin II
BENJAMIN II
Egypt 12 years.
83 1340 1348 Pope Peter V
PETROS V
Egypt 8 years.
84 1348 1363 Pope Mark IV
MARCOS IV

Farag Egypt 15 years.


85 7 May 1363
13 July
1369
Pope John X
YOANNIS
Damascus,
Syria
6 years, 2
months
& 7 days.
Buried Old Cairo,
Egypt. Feast day 13
July (19 Abib in the
Coptic Calendar)
86 6 January
1370 April
1378
Pope Gabriel IV
GHABRI IV
Egypt 8 years. Feast day April (3
Pashons in the
Coptic Calendar)
87 1378 1408 St Matthew
MATTHEOS
Egypt 30 years.
15th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
88 1409 1427 Pope Gabriel V
GHABRI V
Giza,
Egypt
18 years.
89 11 May 1427
4 May
1452
Pope John XI
YOANNIS XI
Farag El-Maksa,
Cairo,
Egypt
19 years. Buried at Khandaq
Monastery of St.
Ruwais. Feast day 4
May (9 Pashons in
the Coptic Calendar)
90 1452 23
September
1465
Pope Matthew II
MATTHEOS II
Egypt 13 years. Feast day 23
September (13 Thout
in the Coptic
Calendar)
91 1466 1474 Pope Gabriel VI
GHABRI VI
Egypt 8 years.
92 1477 1478 Pope Michael VI
MIKHAIL VI
Egypt 1 year.
93 1480 1483 Pope John XII
YOANNIS XII
Egypt 3 years.
94 1484 1524 Pope John XIII
YOANNIS XII
Egypt 40 years.
16th21st century
16th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
95 1525 1570 St Gabriel VII
GHABRI VII
Roufail Near El-
Mouharraq
Monastery,
Egypt
50 years. Feast day (10 Abib
in the Coptic
Calendar)
96 17 April
1571 6
September
1586
St John XIV
YOANNIS EL-
MANFALOUTY
Manfalout,
Egypt
15 years. Buried at El-Sourian
Monastery. Feast
day 6 September (3
Nasie in the Coptic
Calendar)
97 20 June
1587 14
May 1603
Pope Gabriel VIII
GHABRI VII
Shenouda Meer,
Egypt
8 years. Feast day 14 May (9
Pashons in the
Coptic Calendar)
17th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes & Patriarchs
of Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
98 1603 1619 Pope Mark V
MARCOS

Egypt 16 years.
99 18
September
1619 7
September
1629
Pope John XV
YOANNIS EL-
MALLAWANY
Mallawi,
Egypt
9 years,
11
months,
& 22
days.
Buried at St.Anba
Bishih Monastery in
El-Bayadia, Egypt.
Feast day 7
September (4 Nasie
in the Coptic
Calendar)
100 7 September
1631 31
March 1646
Pope Matthew III
MATTHEOS III
Tadros Toukh El-
Nasarah,
El-
Monufia,
Egypt
14 years,
6
months,
& 23
days.
Feast day 31 March
(25 Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
101 20 April
1646 20
April 1656
Pope Mark VI
MARCOS VI

Tadros Bahgourah,
Egypt
10 years. Feast day 20 April
(15 Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
102 6 December
1660 15
August 1675
Pope Matthew IV
MATTHEOS IV
George
(Guirguis)
Meer,
Ashmonain
District,
Diocese of
Qousqam
(known as
El-
Muharaq),
Egypt
15 years. Feast day 15 August
(16 Mesra in the
Coptic Calendar)
103 5 May 1676
15 June
1718
Pope John XVI
YOANNIS EL
NAKADY
Ibrahim Takh El-
Nasara the
diocese of
El-
Menoufia,
Egypt
42 years. Buried at the
Monastery of St.
Marcurius in Old
Cairo, Egypt. Feast
day 15 June (10
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
18th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
104 21 August
1718 2
April 1726
Pope Peter VI
PETROS VI
Morgan Assiut,
Egypt
7 years, 7
months,
& 11
days.
Buried at the
Monastery of St.
Marcurius in Old
Cairo, Egypt. Feast
day 2 April (26
Baramhat in the
Coptic Calendar)
105 12 January
1727 20
April 1745
Pope John XVII
YOANNIS the 17th
Abdel Sayed Mallawi,
Egypt
18 years,
3
months,
& 8 days.
Buried at the Tomb
of the Patriarchs in
Old Cairo, Egypt at
the Monastery of
St. Marcurius. Feast
day 20 April (13
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
106 30 May
1745 18
May 1769
Pope Mark VII
MARCOS VIII

Simeon Klosna, in
the
district of
El
Bahnasa,
Egypt
24 years. Buried at the Tomb
of the Patriarchs in
Old Cairo, Egypt at
the Monastery of
St. Marcurius. Feast
day 18 May (12
Pashons in the
Coptic Calendar)
107 23 October
1769 7
June 1796
Pope John XVIII
YOANNIS XVIII
Joseph Fayoum,
Egypt
26 years,
7
months,
& 16
days.
Buried at the Tomb
of the Patriarchs in
Old Cairo, Egypt at
the Monastery of
St. Marcurius. Feast
day 7 June (2
Baounah in the
Coptic Calendar)
108 1796 21
December
1809
Pope Mark VIII
MARCOS VIII

John
(Youhanna)
Tama,
Egypt
13 years. Buried at St. Mark
Cathedral El-
Azbakiak. Feast day
21December (13
Kiahk in the Coptic
Calendar)
19th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
109 24
December
1809 15
April 1852
Pope Peter VII
BOUTROS "EL-
GAWLY"
Mankarius Gawli -
Manfalout,
Egypt
42 years,
3
months,
& 12
days.
Buried at St. Mark
Cathedral El-
Azbakiak. Feast
day 15 April (7
Baramouda in the
Coptic Calendar)
110 5 June 1854
31 January
1861
Pope Cyril IV
KYRILLOS IV
David
(Daoud)
Sawamaa of
the district
of the city of
Girga, Egypt
7 years. He established a
Coptic School in
Haret El-
Sakkayeen. As
well as a printing
house and printed
many church
books.
111 15 June
1861 18
January
1870
Pope Demetrius
II
DEMITRIUS II
Michael
(Mikhail)
Galda,
Minya
Governorate,
Egypt
7 years, 7
months
& 7 days
Feast day 18
January (10 Paoni
in the Coptic
Calendar)
112 1 November
1874 7
August 1927
St Cyril V
KYRILLOS V
John
(Youhanna)
Tezment,
Beni Suef
Governorate,
Egypt
52 years,
9
months,
& 6 days.
20th century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth
Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
113 16
December
1928 21
June 1942
Pope John XIX
YOANNIS XIX
Dair Tasa,
Assiut,
Egypt
14 years. Feast day 21 June (14
Paoni in the Coptic
Calendar)
114 19 February
1942 31
August 1945
St Macarius III
MACARI III
El-Mahalla
El-Kubra,
Egypt
1 year. Was ordained
metropolitan for
Assiut at 24 years
old. Feast day 31
August (25 Mesra in
the Coptic Calendar)
115 1946 14
November
1956
Pope Joseph II
YOUSAB II
Damanhour,
Egypt
10 years.
116 10 May
1959 9
March 1971
St Cyril VI
KYRILLOS VI
Azer
Youssef
Atta
Damanhour,
Egypt
11 years,
7
months,
& 29
days.
117 14
November
1971 17
March 2012
Pope Shenouda
III
SHENOUDA III
Nazeer
Gayed
Roufail
Abnub,
Asyut
Governorate,
Egypt
40 years,
4
months,
& 4 days.
First Pope to visit the
Patriarchs of Rome
and Constantinople
since 451 AD.
21st century
Numerical
Order
Papacy Portrait
Popes &
Patriarchs of
Alexandria
English Coptic
Birth Name
Birth
Place
Apostolic
Throne
Notes
118 18
November
2012
Present
Pope Theodore II
TAWADROS II
Wagih Subhi
Baqi
Sulayman
Mansoura,
Egypt
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References
General
Meinardus, Otto F.A. (2002). "Appendix B: The Patriarchs of the Coptic Church and the Rulers of Egypt"
(http://books.google.com/books?id=Cmey73GtfuUC&pg=PA273). Two Thousand Years of Coptic
Christianity. American University in Cairo Press. pp. 273279. ISBN 978-977-424-757-6.
Specific
1. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/W4O42BT6T7FQ
External links
The Official website of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy See
of Saint Mark the Apostle (http://www.copticpope.org/)
Coptic Documents in French (http://www.coptipedia.com/)
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