Pope John VII of Alexandria

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John VII of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began1262 & 15 January 1271
Papacy ended1268 & 21 April 1293
PredecessorAthanasius III
SuccessorGabriel III
Personal details
Died21 April 1293
BuriedSaint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceThe Hanging Church

Pope John VII of Alexandria, 77th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

With support from some of the bishops, Pope John VII was replaced for three years by Pope Gabriel III, who was originally one of the candidates for the post. He was restored as pope after the death of Gabriel III. This is the only occasion in history when the Coptic Orthodox Church had two popes at the same time.[1]

Preceded by
Athanasius III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Gabriel III
Preceded by
Gabriel III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Theodosius III


  1. ^ History of Coptic Church by Menassa Youhanna