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Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria

Saint

Cosmas III of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began28 February 920
Papacy ended27 February 932
PredecessorGabriel I
SuccessorMacarius I
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died27 February 932
BuriedMonastery of Saint Macarius the Great
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day27 February (4 Baramhat in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

According to the History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria, after Abuna Peter of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had become embroiled in a civil war and was forced into exile, and the Emperor of Ethiopia requested a new Abuna to replace him, Cosmas III refused to ordain a new Abuna because Peter was still alive. This led to strained relations between the two powers.

Preceded by
Gabriel I
Coptic Pope
921–933
Succeeded by
Macarius I