Pope Peter II of Alexandria
Peter II of Alexandria
|21st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy ended||27 February 378|
|Predecessor||Athanasius the Apostolic|
|Died||27 February 378
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||27 February (20 Amshir in the Coptic Calendar)1|
Pope Peter II of Alexandria, 21st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was a disciple of St Athanasius who designated him as his successor before his death in 373.
He was a zealous opponent of Arianism2 and immediately after his consecration, the prefect Palladius, acting on orders from Emperor Valens drove him from the city and installed Lucius, an adherent of Arianism as bishop.
- "Petros II (373–381)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
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