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Pope Mark VIII of Alexandria

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Papacy began  1796
Died  December 21, 1809
Name  Pope VIII

Nationality  Egyptian
Papacy ended  21 December 1809
Term ended  December 21, 1809
Pope Mark VIII of Alexandria
Buried  Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)
Denomination  Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence  1796-1800 Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum) 1800-1809 Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)
Place of burial  Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
Successor  Pope Peter VII of Alexandria
Predecessor  Pope John XVIII of Alexandria
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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. from Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum).

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Pope Mark VIII of Alexandria Wikipedia


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