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Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria, Egypt
Is Priest
From Egypt
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth

Egypt, Egypt

Death

1271, Egypt, Egypt

Residence The Hanging Church, Egypt

Pope Gabriel III of Alexandria, 78th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

He was originally one of the candidates for the Papal post when Pope John VII was elected. With support from some of the Bishops, Gabriel III replaced John VII and reigned for three years until his death, when John VII was reinstated. This is the only occasion in history when the Coptic Orthodox Church had two Popes at the same time.

Preceded by
John VII
Coptic Pope
1268–1271
Succeeded by
John VII