His Holiness '''Macarius III''' was the [[
Coptic Christianity|Coptic]] [[ Patriarch of Alexandria|Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark]] ( [[1942 ]] – [[1945 ]]).
Born on February 18, 1872 in
[[El-Mahalla El-Kubra ]], [[Egypt ]] died on August 31 1945 in [[Cairo ]].
Before becoming a Pope he was the
Metropolitan of [[ Asyut]] in [[Egypt ]] , he is the second Bishop/Metropolitan to become a Pope in the history of the [[Coptic Orthodox Church ]] and the first Bishop/Metropolitan to become a Pope was Pope [[ Pope John XIX of Alexandria|John XIX]] <ref> History of the Coptic Church, [[Iris Habib Elmasry ]] </ref>
Due to him accepting the Post there was a
diagreement between him and [[Habib Elmasry ]] who was the secretary of the [[General Congregation Council ]] (Elmagles Elmelly Ela'am) of the [[Coptic Orthodox Church ]] at some stage. Mr Elmasry was the father of the Coptic historian [[Iris Habib Elmasry ]] and she documented these incedents in her book about the history of the Coptic Church.<ref> History of the Coptic Church, [[Iris Habib Elmasry ]]</ref>
During his papacey he did not
ordinate any Bishops or Metropolitans and this was taken as a symbol of his regret to have become a Pope despite being a Metropolitan beforehand.<ref> History of the Coptic Church, [[Iris Habib Elmasry ]]</ref>
Patriarchs of Alexandria|Macarius III of Alexandria]] [[Category:Christianity in Egypt]]