Pope Matthew IV of Alexandria

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Pope
Matthew IV of Alexandria
102nd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 6 December 1660
Papacy ended 15 August 1675
Predecessor Mark VI
Successor John XVI
Personal details
Birth name George (Guirguis)
Born Meer, Ashmonain District, Diocese of Qousqam (known as El-Muharaq), Egypt
Died 15 August 1675
Egypt
Buried Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)

Pope Matthew IV of Alexandria (Anba Matta El-Meeri), 102nd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

A monk[edit]

He was originally from Meer, hence the name Elmeeri, and joined the Paromeos Monastery in the Nitrian Desert before becoming a Pope.

A Pope[edit]

On his first day as a Coptic Pope he transferred the Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria from Church of the Virgin Mary (Haret Zuweila) to Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum).[1] and it stayed there till 1800 when Pope Mark VIII transferred it to Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya).

Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Mark VI
Coptic Pope
1660–1675
Succeeded by
John XVI

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