Pope Michael I of Alexandria
Michael I of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||14 September 743|
|Papacy ended||12 March 767|
|Died||12 March 767|
|Buried||Saint Mark's Church|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||12 March (16 Baramhat in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Michael I of Alexandria (also known as Khail) was the 46th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark from 743 to 767.
When Pope Michael was thrown into prison by Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ibn Musa bin Nusayr, King Kyriakos of Makuria marched north into Egypt at the head of an army said to number 100,000 men to free the Pope of Alexandria. However, once the Makurian army reached Egypt, the Pope was released from prison.
- Derek A. Welsby, The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia (London, 2002), p. 73; B.T.A. Evetts (translator), The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighboring Countries attributed to Abu Salih, the Armenian, with added notes by Alfred J. Butler (Oxford, 1895), pp. 267ff
| Coptic Pope