Pope Mark VI of Alexandria

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Pope
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
Predecessor Matthew III
Successor Matthew IV
Personal details
Birth name Tadros
Born 20 April
Bahgourah, Egypt
Died 20 April 1656
Egypt
Buried Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Nationality Egyptian
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.[1]

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  1. ^ Neill, p. 319.

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Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Matthew III
Coptic Pope
1646–1656
Succeeded by
Matthew IV