Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria

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Gabriel III of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began1268
Papacy ended1271
PredecessorJohn VII
SuccessorTheodosius III
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died1271
Egypt
BuriedNastur Monastery
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceThe Hanging Church

Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria, 78th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

He was originally one of the candidates for the Papal post when Pope John VII was elected. With support from some of the Bishops, Gabriel III replaced John VII and reigned for three years until his death, when John VII was reinstated. This is the only occasion in history when the Coptic Orthodox Church had two Popes at the same time.[1]

Preceded by
John VII
Coptic Pope
1268–1271
Succeeded by
John VII

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Coptic Church by Menassa Youhanna