Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria

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Saint
Cosmas III of Alexandria
58th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 28 February 920
Papacy ended 27 February 932
Predecessor Gabriel I
Successor Macarius I
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 27 February 932
Buried Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day 27 February (4 Baramhat in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

According to the History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria, after Abuna Peter of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had become embroiled in a civil war and was forced into exile, and the Emperor of Ethiopia requested a new Abuna to replace him, Cosmas III refused to ordain a new Abuna because Peter was still alive. This led to strained relations between the two powers.

Preceded by
Gabriel I
Coptic Pope
921–933
Succeeded by
Macarius I