Pope Jacob of Alexandria

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Saint
James of Alexandria
50th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 819
Papacy ended 21 February 830
Predecessor Mark II
Successor Joseph I
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 21 February 830
Buried Tanda, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day 21 February (14 Amshir in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope James of Alexandria, 50th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

Pope Jacob ordained Abuna Yohannes as the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, according to the History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria; however civil war, drought, and plague in Ethiopia forced Yohannes to return to Alexandria, where he remained through Pope James tenure.

Preceded by
Mark II
Coptic Pope
819–830
Succeeded by
Simeon II