Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria

Saint

Dioscorus II of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began516
Papacy ended27 October 517
PredecessorJohn II
SuccessorTimothy III
Personal details
BornEgypt
Died27 October 517
Egypt
BuriedSaint Mark's Church
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church
Sainthood
Feast day27 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.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
John II (III)
Coptic Pope
516–517
Succeeded by
Timothy III (IV)
Patriarch of Alexandria
516–517