Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria


Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria

Pope Cosmas III of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (921 - 933).

According to the "History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria", after Abuna Peter of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had become embroiled in a civil war and was forced into exile, and the Emperor of Ethiopia requested 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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