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Macarius III of Alexandria (Coptic)
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His Holiness '''Macarius III''' was the [[Coptic]] [[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 Assiut in Egypt. He is the second Bishop/Metropolitan to become a Pope in the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The first Bishop/Metropolitan to become a Pope was [[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 disagreement 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 consecrate any [[bishop]]s or [[metropolitan]]s and this was taken as a symbol of his regret to having become a Pope despite being a Metropolitan beforehand.<ref> History of the Coptic Church, Iris Habib Elmasry</ref>
*[[List of Coptic Popes]]
[[ar:مكاريوس الثالث السكندري (قبطي)]]
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