Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria

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Dioscorus II of Alexandria
31st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 516
Papacy ended 27 October 518
Predecessor John II
Successor Timothy III
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 27 October 518
Buried Saint Mark's Church
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Feast day 27 October (17 Babah in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria, 31st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was chosen Patriarch after the departure of his predecessor, St. John. His first work after his enthronement to the See of St. Mark was writing an epistle to Pope Severus, Patriarch of Antioch concerning the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation. Pope Dioscorus had Severus's reply read from the pulpit.


Preceded by
John II (III)
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Timothy III (IV)
Patriarch of Alexandria