Pope John VI of Alexandria

John VI of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 1189
Papacy ended 1216
Predecessor Mark III
Successor Cyril III
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 1216
Buried Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence The Hanging Church

Pope John VI of Alexandria, 74th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

In 1210, his envoys reached the city of Lalibela in Ethiopia, where they met Emperor Gebre Mesqel Lalibela.[1]

He was the last Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria to consecrate a bishop for Western Pentapolis as the people converted to Islam under the rule of the Arabs.


  1. Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), p. 62
Preceded by
Mark III
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Cyril III

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