Pope Mark VI of Alexandria

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Mark VI of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began

20 April 1646

12 Parmouti 1362
Papacy ended

20 April 1656

12 Parmouti 1372
Predecessor Matthew III
Successor Matthew IV
Personal details
Birth name Tadros

20 April

12 Parmouti
Bahgourah, Egypt

20 April 1656

12 Parmouti 1372
Buried Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Church of the Virgin Mary (Haret Zuweila)

Pope Mark VI of Alexandria (Abba Marcos VI), 101st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

Pope Mark evidently entertained the Syrian Bishop Ahatallah for some time during his papacy. Bishop Ahatallah was in Cairo when Pope Pope Mark received a letter from Thomas, Archdeacon of the Saint Thomas Christian community of India asking for a new bishop in the face of Portuguese dominance. Unable or unwilling to send someone from his own church, Pope Mark evidently suggested that Bishop Ahatallah go to India instead.[1]


  1. ^ Neill, p. 319.


  • Neill, Stephen (2004). A History of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to AD 1707. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-54885-3. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
Oriental Orthodox titles
Preceded by
Matthew III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Matthew IV

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