Pope John VI of Alexandria
Pope John VI of Alexandria, 74th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
John VI of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Buried||Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||The Hanging Church|
His name was John Abu al-Majd ibn Abu Ghaleb ibn Sawiris (يوحنا أبو المجد بن أبو غالب بن سويرس). He was layman. It was said that he was a widower, and after his wife's death he chose to remain celibate. He kept the church headquarters in the Hanged Church in Old Cairo (الكنيسة المعلقة). He proscribed a canon that a church could not accept a priest unknown to them without having a consent statement from his bishop. He was buried in the Church of the Darag (كنيسة الدرج) under the tomb of Pope Zakharias, the 64th Coptic Patriarch (1004-1032 AD).
- Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), p. 62
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