Pope Mark VI of Alexandria
Mark VI of Alexandria
|101st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||20 April 1646|
|Papacy ended||20 April 1656|
|Died||20 April 1656
|Buried||Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Church of the Virgin Mary (Haret Zuweila)|
Pope Mark VI of Alexandria (Abba Marcos VI), 101st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
Pope Mark evidently entertained the Syrian Bishop Ahatallah for some time during his papacy. Bishop Ahatallah was in Cairo when Pope Pope Mark received a letter from Thomas, Archdeacon of the Saint Thomas Christian community of India asking for a new bishop in the face of Portuguese dominance. Unable or unwilling to send someone from his own church, Pope Mark evidently suggested that Bishop Ahatallah go to India instead.
- Neill, p. 319.
- Neill, Stephen (2004). A History of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to AD 1707. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54885-3. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
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