Pope Athanasius II of Alexandria

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Athanasius II of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began489
Papacy ended30 September 496
PredecessorPeter III
SuccessorJohn I
Personal details
Died30 September 496
BuriedSaint Mark's Church
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint 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