Pope Mark VIII of Alexandria

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Pope
Mark VIII of Alexandria
108th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
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Papacy began 1796
Papacy ended 21 December 1809
Predecessor John XVIII
Successor Peter VII
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 21 December 1809
Egypt
Buried Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence

1796-1800 Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)

1800-1809 Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)

Pope Mark VIII of Alexandria (Abba Marcos VIII), 108th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

He became a monk in the Monastery of Saint Anthony. During his papacy there were two major changes in ruling of Egypt as at the beginning Egypt was ruled by the Ottoman Empire then the French Invasion of Egypt in 1798 followed by the return of the Ottomans in 1801.

He inaugurated the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya in Cairo that was built by Ibrahim El-Gohary and moved the Seat of the Coptic Pope to this cathedral in 1800.1 from Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum).

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Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
John XVIII
Coptic Pope
1796–1809
Succeeded by
Peter VII







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