Pope Philotheos of Alexandria

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Philotheos of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began979
Papacy ended1003
PredecessorAbraham
SuccessorZacharias
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died1003
BuriedDamrua
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church

Pope Philotheos of Alexandria, was the 63rd Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

It was during his office that a conflict between Alexandria and the King of Axum that began in the time of Cosmas III ended, helped by the efforts of Georgios II of Makuria. Due to Georgios' successful diplomacy, Philotheos ordained a new Abuna or metropolitan bishop, Abuna Daniel, for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church after an interregnum of many years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), pp. 40f
Preceded by
Abraham
Coptic Pope
979–1003
Succeeded by
Zacharias