Pope John VII of Alexandria

John VII of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 1262 & 15 January 1271
Papacy ended 1268 & 21 April 1293
Predecessor Athanasius III
Successor Gabriel III
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 21 April 1293
Buried Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence The Hanging Church

Pope John VII of Alexandria, 77th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

With support from some of the bishops, Pope John VII was replaced for three years by Pope Gabriel III, who was originally one of the candidates for the post. He was restored as pope after the death of Gabriel III. This is the only occasion in history when the Coptic Orthodox Church had two popes at the same time.[1]

Preceded by
Athanasius III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Gabriel III
Preceded by
Gabriel III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Theodosius III


  1. History of Coptic Church by Menassa Youhanna

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