Nicanor of Alexandria

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Nicanor of Alexandria was the Patriarch and Pope of the Church of Alexandria from 1866 to 1869.

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Little is known of the life of Patr. Nicanor. His time as patriarch was characterized as a strange situation because of the election concurrent with his term of Archimandrite Evgenios as “his caretaker and successor”. This precipitated serious internal disputes within the Church of Alexandria. Harassment by Evgenios finally resulted in the resignation of Patr. Nicanor on March 19, 1869. He was then succeeded by Patr. Sophronius IV.

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Nicanor of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by:
Sophronius IV
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