Pope John XVII of Alexandria

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John XVII of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 12 January 1727
Papacy ended 20 April 1745
Predecessor Peter VI
Successor Mark VII
Personal details
Born Mallawi, Egypt
Died 20 April 1745
Buried Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum)

Pope John XVII of Alexandria (Abba Youannis XVII), 105th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

Originally from Mallawi in El-Minya in Upper Egypt, joined the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite as a monk and was named Abd el-Sayed[1]

Oriental Orthodox titles
Preceded by
Peter VI
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Mark VII


  1. ^ Fathers and saints of Coptic church in Arabic

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