Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria

Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria, 31st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was chosen Patriarch after the departure of his predecessor, St. John. His first work after his enthronement to the See of St. Mark was writing an epistle to Pope Severus, Patriarch of Antioch concerning the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation. Pope Dioscorus had Severus's reply read from the pulpit.


Dioscorus II of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began516
Papacy ended27 October 517
PredecessorJohn II
SuccessorTimothy III
Personal details
Died27 October 517
BuriedSaint Mark's Church
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Feast day27 October (17 Babah in the Coptic Calendar)


  • "Dioscorus II the Younger (516–517)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  • "البابا ديسقوروس الثاني" [Pope Dioscorus II] (in Arabic). Official website of St. Takla Haymanot's Church. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  • St. Dioscorus II, 31st Pope of Alexandria
Religious titles
Preceded by
John II (III)
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Timothy III (IV)
Patriarch of Alexandria