Georgios II of Makuria
Georgios II (c. 969) was ruler of the Nubian kingdom of Makuria. When Jawhar, the governor of Egypt, sent a mission to receive the baqt, he included an invitation to Georgios to embrace Islam. While Georgios paid the baqt, he declined to leave Christianity.
Georgios also intervened successfully on behalf of the unnamed ruler of Ethiopia, and persuaded Patriarch Philotheos of Alexandria to ordain a new abuna or metropolitan bishop, Daniel, for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after an interregnum of many years.
- E.A Wallis Budge, A History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, 1928 (Oosterhout, the Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970), p. 105.
- Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), pp. 40f
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