Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria

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Pope
Gabriel III of Alexandria
78th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 1268
Papacy ended 1271
Predecessor John VII
Successor Theodosius III
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 1271
Egypt
Buried Nastur Monastery
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence The Hanging Church

Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria, 78th Pope of Alexandria & 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

  1. ^ History of Coptic Church by Menassa Youhanna









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