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Macarius III of Alexandria (Coptic)

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{{cleanup}}His Holiness '''Macarius III''' was the [[Coptic Christianity|Coptic]] [[Patriarch of Alexandria|Pope ]] of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. [[Apostle Mark|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 [[AsyutMetropolitan]] of Assiut 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(Coptic)|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>
==See also==
*[[Patriarch of Alexandria]]*[[Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria]]*[[The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria]]*[[List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria]]
*[[Oriental Orthodoxy]]
*[[Christianity in Africa]]*[[Eastern Orthodoxy]]*[[Egypt]]
Source: [ English wikipedia]  [[Category:Patriarchs of Alexandria|Macarius III of Alexandria]][[Category:Christianity in Egypt]]
[[arCategory:مكاريوس الثالث(بابا الإسكندرية)Non-Chalcedonian Bishops]]

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