Pope Athanasius II of Alexandria

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Athanasius II of Alexandria
28th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 489
Papacy ended 30 September 496
Predecessor Peter III
Successor John I
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 30 September 496
Buried Saint Mark's Church
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church

Pope Athanasius II of Alexandria, 28th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

When Pope Peter III of Alexandria died, the bishops, elders and people agreed to ordain Athanasius Patriarch. He retained the post until his death three years and nine months later.

He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Coptic Church on the 20th day of Thout, the day of his death.[1]


  1. ^ "Tout 20 - The Departure of Pope Athanasius the Second, the Twenty-Eighth Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.". Coptic Orthodox Church Network - Lives of Saints. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Atiya, Aziz S.. The Coptic Encyclopedia. New York:Macmillan Publishing Company, 1991. ISBN 0-02-897025-X.

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Preceded by
Peter III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
John I (II)
Patriarch of Alexandria