- Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria
Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (
According to the "
History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria", after Abuna Peterof the Ethiopian Orthodox Churchhad become embroiled in a civil war and was forced into exile, and the Emperor of Ethiopiarequested a new " Abuna" to replace him, Cosmas III refused to ordain a new "Abuna" because Peter was still alive. This led to strained relations between the two powers.
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