Pope Matthew IV of Alexandria

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Pope
Matthew IV of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began6 December 1660 27 Hathor 1376
Papacy ended15 August 1675 8 Mesori 1391
PredecessorMark VI
SuccessorJohn XVI
Personal details
Birth nameGeorge (Guirguis)
BornMeer, Ashmonain District, Diocese of Qousqam (known as El-Muharaq), Egypt
Died15 August 1675 8 Mesori 1391
Egypt
BuriedSaint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint 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 A.D. (1516–1517 A.M.) when Pope Mark VIII transferred it to Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya).

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

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