- Pope Mark VII of Alexandria
Pope Mark VII of Alexandria was the 106th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (
30 May, 1745– 18 May, 1769).
HH Pope Mark VII was born in the city of
Klosna, in the district of El Bahnasa, and his lay name was Simeon. He joined the Monastery of Saint Anthonyat a young age, then moved to the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, where he became a monk and was ordained a priest. When Pope John XVII departed, he was chosen to succeed him. HH Mark VII was ordained Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria on Sunday, 24 Pashons, 1461 A.M. ( 30 May, 1745A.D.) on the day of the feast of the entry of Christ to Egypt.
HH Pope Mark VII was contemporary of the Ottoman
Sultans Mahmud I, Osman III, and Mustafa III.
He ordained a general bishop over
Upper Egyptto shepherd its Christians. He also ordained HG Yoannis (John) the 14th as the 104th Metropolitan of Ethiopia.
The Seat of the Pope during his papacy remained in the
Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)in Cairo.
HH Pope Mark VII occupied the Throne of
Saint Markfor 23 years, 11 months, and 18 days. He departed on 12 Pashons 1485 A.M. ( 18 May, 1769A.D.), while he was residing in a monastery in Maadi. He was buried in the tombs of the Patriarchs. The Papal Throne was vacant after his departure for 5 months and 5 days.
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