Pope Philotheos of Alexandria

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Philotheos of Alexandria
63rd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 979
Papacy ended 1003
Predecessor Abraham
Successor Zacharias
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 1003
Buried Damrua
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church

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

It was during his office that a conflict between Alexandria and the King of Ethiopia 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]


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